Kōrero: Introduced animal pests

New Zealand game

New Zealand game

This poster from around 1935 was used by the department responsible for tourism to promote deer stalking. Deer were introduced to provide hunters with sport. Hunters view them as a valuable species, but conservationists see them as pests because they eat native plants. Whether or not an animal is a pest depends on your point of view.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-A-TOURISM-1930s-01-front
Photolithograph by Leonard Mitchell

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob Brockie, 'Introduced animal pests - Deer, goats, pigs and wasps', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/10132/new-zealand-game (accessed 26 March 2023)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015