Tag: feral-horses

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Barilaro halts Kosciuszko horse removal

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.

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Happy and George need you to care after the bushfires

Once the smoke clears from Australia’s bushfires the emergency facing our wildlife will not end. Injured and sick native animals will be sitting ducks for feral cats and foxes. Their homes and what little food remains will be trampled and eaten up by hard-hooved feral deer, horses, pigs and goats. One of the most effective…

Reclaim Kosci

When the NSW Government made the disastrous decision to protect feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park rather than reducing their numbers we acted quickly, joining forces with several other environment groups to form Reclaim Kosci. Reclaim Kosci’s main objectives are to: Raise awareness about the impacts of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park. See a…

Act now

The reality of government decision making is that ministers are influenced by what they think people want.  Once a dangerous new invasive species is widespread and established in Australia, people will demand action, but unfortunately by then it is usually too late to make a real difference. We need governments to act while the problem…

Feral Herald

Wetlands and bogs in Kosciuszko National Park are a sanctuary for migratory birds such as Latham’s snipe, but feral horses moving into their remaining space are trampling and grazing their food sources and habitat.

Animal justice or extinction?

Is the Animal Justice Party condemning Australia’s threatened species to extinction by refusing to create policies based on science?

Projects

Feral horses

Feral horse numbers are expanding across the Australian Alps and in parts of Queensland, NT and WA where they cause immense ecological damage. Despite this, governments have been unwilling to reduce horse numbers.

Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions

Submission to the Draft wild horse management plan: Kosciuszko National Park

Submitted: August 2016
The goal of the draft wild horse management plan for Kosciuszko National Park to set a 20-year target to drastically reduce feral horse numbers is supported, but the prospect of the plan succeeding is limited because the plan prohibits the use of aerial shooting as a control method.