Various species of deer have been introduced into NSW since colonisation. They can have major impacts in parks and reserves by:
- destroying native plants by trampling plants, grazing on them and ringbarking young trees - in Royal National Park, they have had a major impact on the variety and abundance of plant species.
- fouling waterholes
- causing soil erosion
- transmitting diseases such as foot-and-mouth disease
- spreading weeds.
Page last updated: 28 October 2011