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More feral horse fiction from Barilaro

More feral horse fiction from Barilaro

Claims made by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro on ABC South East radio yesterday that the summer bushfires had devastated the population of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park are not only misleading but defy the course of nature. “Feral horses in Kosciuszko...

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Barilaro Brumby Backflip

Barilaro Brumby Backflip

Today John Barilaro reneged in his support for bushfire emergency horse removal measures, calling for horse removal from Kosciuszko National Park to stop.

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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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Media releases

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Barilaro Brumby Backflip

Today John Barilaro reneged in his support for bushfire emergency horse removal measures, calling for horse removal from Kosciuszko National Park to stop.

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Cautious support for interim Kosciuszko horse removal plan

A post-bushfire plan to remove feral horses from three areas in Kosciuszko National Park announced by the NSW government will be an important step towards recovery.  "With the eyes of the world watching how our bushfire-impacted wildlife is fighting for survival it...

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Massive Kosciuszko feral horse numbers a national disaster

New survey data on the number of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park has shocked conservationists, scientists, tourism operators and former park managers. “We knew the horse population was growing rapidly. But these numbers are much worse than we expected....

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Stories from Kosci

Sifting the ashes of Kosciuszko

Sifting the ashes of Kosciuszko

Leafless trees stood on bare slopes. The forest was silent. The only movement came from eddies of wind, swirling ash into the air… Yesterday, some friends and I drove the re-opened Snowy Mountains Highway to see how Kosciuszko’s feral horses had fared in the fires....

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Save Kosci walkers celebrate at the summit

Save Kosci walkers celebrate at the summit

After 36 days, 790,000 steps and 560 kilometres, five walkers protesting legislation that protects feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park were joined on the summit of Mt Kosciuszko by around 200 enthusiastic supporters. The long-distance Save Kosci walkers, who...

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Walk for Kosci

Walk for Kosci

Pull on your hiking boots folks and join us for the final push to the top of Mt Kosciuszko as we send a loud and clear message to the NSW Government - Kosciuszko: It's a park, not a paddock! Join the long-distance Save Kosci walkers who have hiked all the way from...

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Forty years later

Forty years later

In the late 1970s I started working in the Dead Horse Gap - Main Range area on my PhD. I was studying small mammals and insects. I set up camp in a pleasant spot just above the treeline and near my study areas, and used the faint footpad from the crest of Dead Horse...

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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.