DONATE TODAY TO PROTECT NATURE
Australia's endangered wildlife and iconic landscapes are under threat from invasive species including feral horses, deer, cats and foxes.
Nature is falling silent under the pressure of invasive species. Please donate today to give nature back its voice.
In Kosciuszko National Park, feral horses ALONE destroy alpine habitat, stomp fragile waterways, and threaten native wildlife. At least 23 threatened native plant species like the vulnerable kiandra leek orchid, 11 native animal species like the critically endangered southern corroboree frog and 4 ecological communities like the alpine sphagnum bogs are at risk of extinction from the disturbance of feral horses in the park.
The NSW Government quietly released new data that showed the feral horse population in the park has grown by more than 30% over the past two years to over 18,800 feral horses trampling the Snowies and endangering the unique wildlife that call the mountains home.
It’s outrageous this has been allowed, despite a commitment from the state government to reduce the population from 14,000 in 2021 to 3,000 by 2027. If we are to protect the Snowies we need ongoing and consistent removal of feral horses, that isn’t subject to political whims.
Our sensitive alpine regions, national parks, world heritage and threatened wildlife are being decimated by not only feral horses, but by feral cats, foxes and deer. We must act before it’s too late.
As the NSW election approaches, we urgently need your help to ensure the science prevails. And that the next NSW government, no matter how it looks, supports saving the Snowies and the rest of the state from a rising tide of feral animals.
Please donate today and be the strong voice for nature that’s urgently needed to protect its magnificent diversity from invasive species.