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In the wrong place feral horses are highly destructive animals. They destroy alpine habitat, stomp fragile waterways and threaten native wildlife. They belong in a paddock, not our iconic Kosciuszko National Park.

Scientific advice says we must urgently reduce the number of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park. Please donate and help make us a strong voice for Kosci.

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19 Comments

  1. Lorraine Tomlins

    It’s not just Kosci, we need to save many other places too. Habitats are shrinking and impacting on our species diversity.

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    • Mary-anne Madden

      Great work

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  2. Stephen Gye

    Keep up the good work. We will never give up.

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  3. Jane Fountain

    I am a member of the Australian Native Plant Society and I have learnt of the incredible diversity of our native plants from the many experienced members of this society. I have also learnt how vulnerable many species are, having adapted to one particular environment. This alpine area is so rare in Australia, and the plants are especially adapted to live in the habitat niches they have found. The hard hooved horses with large appetites are a disaster for this delicate environment.
    The brumbies do not belong where they destroy the plants that provide food and shelter for special native animals.
    Please protect our unique natural environment by removing the destructive feral horses.

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  4. Alison Lyssa

    Our environment is precious. Save the Snowy Mountains from the damage the wild horses cause with their trampling, weed-spreading, stream destroying behaviour and the threat they are causing to the already precarious survival of the original fauna and flora.

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    • Alexander

      Great cause. Get rid of them and save this special region.

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  5. Ian Willis

    Preserve this valuable wilderness.

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  6. Roger Murphy

    Time for all governments and public bodies to ensure that decisions being made are sensitive to the environment first and centre else we’ll have concrete and tar everywhere.

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  7. Roger Murphy

    Keep the pressure on Mr Barilaro and also the Premier of NSW for enabling and allowing the “Wild Horses Heritage Bill” to be facilitated through NSW Parliament. The premier should have stopped this Bill and she has remained out of the discussion of this issue.
    The K National park is a valuable space for native flora and fauna and more so now with extreme weather events affecting the survivability of the native species, its certainly not a place for ferals.

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    • B Martin-Stuart

      I live on the border of Kosci, I have seen first hand the numbers grow exponentially in the last 10 years, in the park, in state forests and on our lands too. The damage is heartbreaking. We need to protect our native flora and fauna, Thankyou.

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  8. Deidre Shaw

    This unique area is special for the flora and fauna found nowhere else,. Some of which is rare and on the brink of extinction, but the area also has significant cultural value for the Aboriginal people who have called this place home for a very long time.

    It is time to remove feral horses which do not belong here and give all the locals, be they animals, plants or people a chance to enjoy and protect this special environment

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  9. Alison

    Unfortunately the work you are doing keeping this issue at the forefront of people’s minds is vital – thankyou.

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  10. Pamela Collett

    Thanks so much for all you do

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  11. Minz

    I’ve never camped in a noisier place than just below Kosci. All night, the sounds of life around, wings flapping, insects chirping (or jumping into my tent fly), something calling (birds? bats? who knows!). Not another person for miles that day. A terrible night’s sleep, but an amazing place. Must be protected.

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  12. Meg and Frank McKone

    We need to emphasise the science that is required for the proper management of KNP for national environmental heritage status. This was recognised from the 1940s when Federal and State governments stopped the grazing of cattle and sheep, and removed wild horses (and now also are working to remove pigs and deer) to preserve the native diverse environment both for its own sake and to maintain the water quality for the Murray and Snowy River systems. There is no scientific or cultural heritage justification for maintaining any wild horses, and private and commercial horse riding must be strictly limited by legislation. Aerial shooting as is used in other NSW parks, in Central Queensland and in the Northern Territory is the only practical option because the infestation is now so great that removal needs to be completed within three years to save KNP, especially after the effects of the 2019-20 extreme fires.

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  13. Patrick Smithers

    Science not sentiment to protect the Park for future generation.

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  14. john

    Thanks to so many working so hard to preserve our genuine heritage.

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  15. Jane Smith

    Unfortunately many rural people don’t like National Parks and blame them for harbouring the feral animals that are a cost to their businesses. So the hypocrisy of protecting a feral animal just because of a deluded romantic ideal is extraordinary.
    Imagine if the animal welfare groups came out in support of feral cats, goats, foxes and pigs and kicked up a stink about culling them.
    A massive cull is the only answer but perhaps it would be better to round some of them up, so the carcasses are not left to fuel the pig and fox numbers.
    They can go to pet food.

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  16. ANDREW MCCUTCHEON

    We cannot let this precious but very fragile alpine environment be destroyed by hard hooved horses, which simply do not belong here.

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Reclaim Kosci represents a broad consortium of individuals and organisations that love Kosciuszko National Park and seek to protect it from the impacts of feral horses.

Reclaim Kosci respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, work and learn. We pay respect to elders past, present and future, and recognise the continuing connection of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the land, water and culture.