為打獵野放禍生態

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約一百年前,喜瑪拉雅塔爾羊被引入到紐西蘭南島的庫克山作打獵活動用。因塔爾羊在當地沒有任何天敵而不斷繁殖導致數量倍增,曾一度多達四萬隻,對當地的原生植物及環境造成嚴重破壞及威脅。為拯救高山地區的生態,當地政府嘗試獵殺塔爾羊來控制數量致約一萬隻,但暫時仍未能成功。

Around a hundred years ago, Himalayan tahr was introduced to the alpine of South Island, New Zealand for hunting games. Without any natural predator in the area, the population of tahr became out of control. They are threatening the native plants and damaging the environment. Local government started to shot down these tahrs to bring down the population to around 10,000, but so far still unable to control.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/26/alpine-ecosystems-at-risk-as-tahr-population-booms-in-new-zealand

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