The New Zealand Tahr Foundation was incorporated in 2016 and represents all organisations with an interest in managing the tahr herds of New Zealand.

The purpose of the Foundation is:

  • To actively manage Tahr as a "Herd of Special Interest" under the Game Animal Council Act (2013), in order to provide enhanced benefits to hunters and a higher level of protection for the forests and grasslands in which they live.
  • To advance a management regime that involves a collaborative partnership between Recreational and Commercial Tahr Hunters, the Game Animal Council, the Department of Conservation, the local Iwi, interested landowners and businesses with an interest in Tahr.
  • To achieve and maintain consistent, appropriate harvest levels of healthy Tahr by better coordination of recreational and commercial Tahr hunting.
  • To increase the understanding of the Tahr herd through better information and education.