INTRODUCING THE NEW TAHR APP
Important - Your personal information will be held in confidence and information you provide will only be used to support improved management of tahr by the Foundation Harvest and observation information will only be shared in generalised formats, e.g. in reports to:
- keep hunters up to date on management and overall hunter contributions to management
- advocate for improved access or more appropriate management objectives
- support the revision of the Himalayan Tahr Control Plan (HTCP)
- achieve Herd Of Special Interest (HOSI) status for tahr
- assist hunter education
- assist stakeholder coordination
Links to reports which your submissions contribute to will be shared with you by email.
Photos may be used by the Foundation to describe problems or successes in reports or in the media.
Photos with identifiable people will not be shared without permission from the submitter.
Logged bulls harvested 8 years and older are eligible for entry into the Duke of Bedford Award, details coming soon.
Logged nannies harvested for meat (pic must display taking of meat from nanny) go into draw to win a meat processing prize.
All photos submitted are automatically included in an annual prize draw, details coming soon.
For too long recreational hunters’ contribution to tahr management has been a glossed-over add on to the Departments Tahr Control Operational Plan (TCOP).
Providing observations of tahr, tahr harvest and the state of the vegetation gives the Foundation the information it needs to manage the tahr population to support hunting. We can work towards improving access, trophy potential and apply management to minimise official control and wastage. Observations of vegetation through time can show where we need to focus hunter management efforts and where hunter efforts are making a difference. We can tell a story of hunter management and success in the years to come.
The Himalayan Tahr Control Plan 1993 specifies populations far below what the Foundation considers a huntable population of tahr, but we need your help to prove it. If we know what hunters take now, we can run models to show what we need to support a huntable population, even down to a regional scale. We can’t change the HTCP until we have a process that is better than what is currently in place.
If all hunters use this tool to report in the tahr range, we will collectively eclipse all other forms of monitoring. It’s hard to argue against hunting if it is the biggest contributor to conservation in the area.It’s hard to argue about having a huntable resource if you need hunters to support conservation initiatives and sustainable tahr management.
But we need a facility to make hunter harvest and hunter observations valuable and count... enter the Tahr App.