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.
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 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…
The NSW government’s approach to feral horses throws evidence, political convention and facts out the window in favour of appeasing a noisy minority.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submitted: April 2020
Letter to NSW planning and environment ministers opposing the movement of water from Talbingo Reservoir to Tantangara Reservoir as part of the Snowy 2.0 proposal due to potential impacts from the spread of invasive species.
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.