This is all is left to show we were once there... Reindeer were introduced to South Georgia by Norwegian whalers in order to provide a familiar food source and to vary an otherwise limited diet. Reindeer were introduced to two discreet areas of South Georgia on three occasions between 1909-1925. Combined, the areas occupied by reindeer equate to the largest snow free, and consequently most biologically productive, part of the island. After their introduction, the reindeer herds were controlled through regular hunts. However, since the 1980s no hunting or management of the herd has occurred, and as a consequence the herds expanded substantially, to the point where nearly all available grazing habitat had been utilized.
In 2010, the decision was taken to remove the reindeer from South Georgia as they are a non-native species and had significant effects on the plant growth and soil levels on large areas of the island. In turn, these affected native nesting birds.
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