Interim profile, incomplete information
Details of this species in Grande Terre (Kerguelen) (sub-Antarctic)
Source: Chapuis et al., 1994
Arrival Date: 1955-1956
Species Notes for this Location:
Seven reindeer from Sweden were introduced in 1955-56 on Grande-Terre (Lésel, 1967 in Chapuis et al., 1994).
Management Notes for this Location:
This population is difficult to monitor. Their number is estimated at about 4000 individuals.
Habitat alteration: The reindeer (along with sheep and sheep) have contributed to the depletion of the Kerguelen cabbage (Pringlea antiscorbutica) and the Azorelle (Azorella selago). On Grande-Terre, Azorella selago is the main food source for reindeer (Chapuis et al, 1994).
Last Modified: 6/05/2008 11:53:55 a.m.