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Poll shows Eden-Monaro voters want action on feral horses

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

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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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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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

Four Mile Hut refuge at risk

Four Mile Hut refuge at risk

Paul Jennings, a member of the Nordic Ski Club, writes of the changes that increasing horse numbers have brought to the area around Four Mile Hut. The Nordic Ski Club maintains the hut, and its work parties now include the new task of shovelling manure.

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Brumby running in the 1970s

Brumby running in the 1970s

Paul Hardey has ridden horses since he was a boy. As a Kosciuszko National Park ranger he monitored brumby running in the 1970s. Read his views on brumby running, and the effectiveness of re-homing and lethal culling as methods to manage horse numbers today.

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Reclaim Kosci represents a broad consortium of individuals and organisations that love Kosciuszko National Park fand 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.