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Figure 12.15: Land area under sustained management of pest species by the Department of Conservation, 2000–2006

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Data source: Department of Conservation.

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For all pests listed (goats, possums, weeds, deer and thar) there was an increase in areas (in thousands of hectares) managed. Largest areas are managed for goats.

Sustained management

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Possums

669

772

918

955

1,014

987

1,069

Goats

1,574

1,751

1,904

2,239

2,423

1,738

2,422

Deer

149

239

458

438

440

302

650

Thar

615

744

1,214

903

876

845

 

Weeds

306

421

609

683

766

809

1256