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 Constituted membership is:

  • NZ Professional Hunting Guides Assn
  • New Zealand Deer Stalkers Assn
  • Aerially Assisted Trophy Hunters
  • Safari Club International NZ Chapter
  • NZ Association of Game Estates
  • NZ Tahr Farmers
  • Helicopter WARO Tahr Concession Holders
  • High Country Farmers
  • Representative of Unaffiliated Recreational Hunters

The Committee has the following Advisor representatives:

  • Department of Conservation
  • Game Animal Council
  • Aoraki- Canterbury Conservation Board
  • West Coast Conservation Board.

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.