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:
- 100 plus scientists signed the Kosciuszko Science Accord.
- More than 600 walkers helped five bushwalkers complete their 560km protest trek from Sydney to Mt Kosciuszko.
- Over 12,000 people, including more than a thousand from the Monaro electorate, signed a petition delivered to the NSW Parliament.
- Aboriginal people from four major western catchments held a historic Narjong Water Healing ceremony in the headwaters of the Murrumbidgee River.
We continue to work tirelessly to unveil the true extent of Kosci’s horse problem:
- When the 2019 the Australian Alps feral horse survey revealed an estimated 20,000 horses were trampling Kosciuszko National Park we put the national media spotlight on the figures.
- We’ve taken politicians and media into the park to witness the damage first-hand.
- We commissioned a poll of over 600 Eden-Monaro voters which revealed 80% of voters understood the need for feral horse management.
- And we continue to be a voice for reason, science and logic.
Save Kosci walk
After 36 days, 790,000 steps and 560 kilometres, five bushwalkers protesting legislation that protects feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park reached the summit of Mt Kosciuszko.
Along the way they were joined by over 600 walkers and received support from almost 60 volunteer marshals, drivers and providers of cakes and other food. Supporters from near and far accompanied the long distance walkers each day.
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Kosciuszko National Park from destructive feral horses.
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.