New survey data on the number of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park has shocked conservationists, scientists, tourism operators and former park managers.
The red fire ant, one of the world’s worst invasive species, has just been found in the Fremantle port area.
The Australian government is stalling on passing a new biosecurity levy that would help keep out major threats like the African swine fever virus.
New plans to re-home a small number of horses out of Kosciuszko National Park will barely make a dint in the growing number of feral horses running rampant in the park.
NSW will remove the protected game status for feral deer on private land across the state, bringing it into line with every other state but Victoria and Tasmania. Deer will be treated like other pest animals such as feral rabbits, foxes, goats and pigs.
Moves to allow gun licence owners to shoot feral deer on private property would cut red tape for farmers.
Horse removal from Kosciuszko National Park has stopped for a second year in a row due to a surprise intervention by NSW Deputy Premier, John Barilaro, this week.
With the number of pest and disease threats that could enter our country rapidly growing, last week biosecurity champions from across Australia and overseas came together to form Australia’s first biosecurity collective.
Legal advice confirms the federal government may have the power to block the NSW government’s flawed plan to protect feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park.
The feral horse population in Kosciuszko National Park has risen dramatically since all horse control was halted in the park 20 months ago.
NSW environment minister Matt Kean must take full control of feral horse management in Kosciuszko National Park after deputy premier John Barilaro reneged on his promise to immediately reduce numbers by half.
The 2019 federal budget was a ripper for tackling some of Australia’s most destructive invading ants but has missed a major long-term investment opportunity.
Following last night’s Liberal/National Party win, Deputy Premier John Barilaro must urgently outline how he will fulfil his commitment to immediately reduce feral horse numbers by 50% in Kosciuszko National Park.
The lack of action to reduce feral horse numbers in Kosciuszko National Park could lead to the extinction of Australia’s critically endangered stocky galaxias.
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro continues to duck and weave on his plan for feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park as horse numbers continue to grow.