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Feral horses in the NSW Land and Environment Court

Feral horses in the NSW Land and Environment Court

The State of New South Wales has been challenged by The Snowy Mountains Brumby Sustainability & Management Group Incorporated (SMBSMGI) in the Land and Environment Court over the planned trap and removal (including rehoming) of some horses from important...

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Eden-Monaro candidates reveal position on feral horses

Eden-Monaro candidates reveal position on feral horses

  As the Eden-Monaro federal by-election looms, candidates in the July 4 poll have declared their stance on the Kosciuszko feral horse problem, in a report card commissioned by Reclaim Kosci. Kosciuszko National Park sits entirely within the electorate of Eden-Monaro....

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High country mayor takes on feral horse supporters

High country mayor takes on feral horse supporters

“We’re talking about an animal that’s in a different environment than it should be, and it should be removed.” These were the strong, simple words from Councillor Peter Roper, Mayor of Victoria’s Alpine Shire Council and a fifth-generation member of a famous High...

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Media releases

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Eden-Monaro candidates reveal position on feral horses

  As the Eden-Monaro federal by-election looms, candidates in the July 4 poll have declared their stance on the Kosciuszko feral horse problem, in a report card commissioned by Reclaim Kosci. Kosciuszko National Park sits entirely within the electorate of Eden-Monaro....

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High country mayor takes on feral horse supporters

“We’re talking about an animal that’s in a different environment than it should be, and it should be removed.” These were the strong, simple words from Councillor Peter Roper, Mayor of Victoria’s Alpine Shire Council and a fifth-generation member of a famous High...

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Poll shows Eden-Monaro voters want action on feral horses

A new poll of Eden-Monaro voters released today has found that most people want feral horses removed from Kosciuszko National Park, where horse numbers have tripled in the past five years. Ahead of the July 4 by-election, an independent poll asked 643 Eden-Monaro...

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Time’s up for feral horse law

Today’s two-year anniversary of the passing into law of the NSW government’s damaging brumby protection bill has seen horse numbers in Kosciuszko National Park rise to their highest level yet. Reclaim Kosci marked the occasion by reiterating their call for the repeal...

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Stories from Kosci

Courts rule Parks Victoria should proceed with horse removal

Courts rule Parks Victoria should proceed with horse removal

  Kosciuszko's Victorian neighbour, the Alpine National Park, has been the subject of both Federal and Supreme court cases this month. Parks Victoria was taken to court over the implementation of their Feral Horse Strategic Action Plan 2018-2021.  Both court...

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Feral horse control is needed in the Australian Alps

Feral horse control is needed in the Australian Alps

The "save-the-brumby" debate has kicked off again recently and I've been asked a bit what's the sitch is so I thought I'd share some perspective. I've tried to summarise the scientific part (the political gets messy). As a horse rider and lover of nearly 20 years I...

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Imagine this

Imagine this

Close your eyes. It’s a moonlit night in our beautiful Kosciuszko National Park, a jewel of our natural heritage…

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Wild hooves muddy my waters

Wild hooves muddy my waters

A lot has been written about the ‘majestic brumbies’ of Kosciuszko, but why hasn’t more been written about the incredible native animals that have called this place home for millions of years?

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Kosciuszko: Post 2020 fire responses

Kosciuszko: Post 2020 fire responses

In January 2020 severe bushfires burnt parts of Kosciuszko National Park impacting its National Heritage listed catchment wetlands, fauna and flora values. The fires also impacted part of Cabramurra, Mt Selwyn ski resort, Snowy 2 engineering equipment and historic...

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Events

Environment Exchange: Horses in Kosciuszko National Park

WHERE: Conservation Council ACT Region, Unit 14/ 26 Barry Drive, Ground Floor of Lena Karmel Lodge WHEN: 12:00 Noon – 2:00PM Tuesday 19 November 2019 Please join the ACT Conservation Council for a robust and lively discussion on feral horses in Kosciuszko National...

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Save Kosci petition protest and debate in Sydney!

IT'S A PARK, NOT A PADDOCK! Join us on Thursday, August 22 when the NSW Parliament debates the impacts of feral horses on Kosciuszko National Park. More than 12,000 people signed the petition calling for this debate and it’s now going to happen! The Parliament will...

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Narjong (water) Healing Ceremony

This is an open invitation to all people who care about our waterways and catchments to attend a traditional water healing ceremony by senior lore men led by Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison. When: March 3 2019. Where: Cooinbul Hut, Kosciuszko National Park. We will be...

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Supporting Reclaim Kosci

Reclaim Kosci is led by the Invasive Species Council and was founded by the Invasive Species Council, National Parks Association of the ACT, National Parks Association of NSW, Colong Foundation for Wilderness and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.