Pest impacts on indigenous trees - Impact of goats, possums, and deer on indigenous tree species, mortality and recruitment of preferred and avoided trees, 2002–07 and 2009–14
New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Deer, goats, and possums are animal pests in New Zealand. These pests prefer to eat some tree species more than others. In the long term, the targeted species may become locally extinct and nationally much rarer than less palatable species. Resulting changes in forest composition may have profound effects on other plant and animal species. The pest impacts on a particular tree species may affect the available habitat for and food source of those other plants and animals.
This dataset relates to the "Pest impacts on indigenous trees" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.