Our history

Reclaim Kosci 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 in 2018.

Since we launched our Reclaim Kosci campaign we’ve brought into sharp focus the out-of-control horse numbers in Kosciuszko National Park.

Reclaim Kosci has supported a broad chorus of community voices calling for action:

 

The campaign has drawn a huge amount of support over a very short period of time.

There is now a massive groundswell of people who want the NSW Government to act and stop the increasing impacts of feral horses on one of Australia’s most loved national parks

We’ve continued to work tirelessly to unveil the true extent of Kosci’s horse problem:

In 2021 all our hard work started to pay off.  On Thursday, 24 November 2021, then NSW environment minister Matt Kean adopted a feral horse plan for Kosciuszko National Park.

In 2022 we will continue to be a voice for reason, science and logic until the NSW government implement the new Kosciuszko horse management plan.

 

Our campaign will continue as we focus on:

  • Holding the NSW Government to account on its commitments to reduce feral horse numbers in the park.
  • Closely monitoring the rollout of management plan to ensure the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service follows through with the plan’s new tools to manage feral horses.
  • Continuing to educate Australians and politicians on the effect of feral horses on Australia’s natural environment.
  • Pushing for the repeal of the Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act, which prioritises the protection of feral horses over our native species.

We will not give up until Kosciuszko is protected.

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Kosciuszko horse plan promises big reduction but locks in damage

The NSW Government's draft Kosciuszko feral horse plan released today has promised a significant reduction in feral horses in the park, but also...

The moss gatherers

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Silencing the community voice on horses

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FOI documents reveal bushfire advice for Kosciuszko horses ignored

  Documents obtained through NSW freedom of information laws confirm the NSW government ignored advice on feral horse removal in Kosciuszko...

Three years of a failed feral horse law

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Feral horse report confirms urgent action needed in Kosciuszko National Park

A 20-year analysis of feral horse counts in Kosciuszko National Park provides compelling evidence NSW’s so-called ‘horse removal program’ has been...

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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.