Hui-wen Koo has compiled a meticulous overview of the number of deerskins shipped out from Taiwan during the period of VOC colonization. The table shows that the Company frequently shipped out over 100,000 deerskins. Not surprisingly, the trade had a significant environmental impact on Taiwan, decimating the herds of deer that had once roamed the island.
Hui-wen Koo, “Deer Hunting and Preserving the Commons in Dutch Colonial Taiwan,” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 42.2 (2011): 185-203.