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:

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

 

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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Frog captive breeding program useless without feral horse control

Yesterday's launch of a new federally-funded facility for the the critically endangered northern corroboree frog is welcome news, but efforts to...

Two hat Barilaro: NSW Nationals’ feral horse policy confusion

A NSW Parliament petition calling for an end to feral horse trapping, culling and removal in Kosciuszko National Park has attracted just 4231...

Barilaro comes on board with science-based plan. Time to get on with horse removal.

A post-bushfire estimate of horse numbers in Kosciuszko National Park and a change of heart from deputy premier John Barilaro confirms the urgent...

Peter Garrett Kosciuszko park plea: Urgent need to reduce horse numbers

Australian rock legend and passionate Kosciuszko National Park supporter, Peter Garrett AM, has called for urgent steps to cut feral horse numbers...

Environment minister shocked by feral horse damage in Kosciuszko

Australia's federal environment minister Sussan Ley was visibly shocked at the damage feral horses are inflicting on Kosciuszko National Park during...

What about the horses?

Whataboutism, or whataboutery, is a term I encountered soon after joining the Reclaim Kosci campaign. “What about the 4WDs?” “What about Snowy 2.0?”...

An ex-ranger’s experience

I worked as a NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger from 1974 to 2014. With Paul Hardey, I monitored brumby running within Kosciuszko...

A view from the air

I am a helicopter pilot. To me it’s a privilege to work in the air. I flew the media over the opening ceremony for the Sydney Olympics and the 2003...

A view from the ACT

Life of a rain drop … As water vapour rises, it cools in the atmosphere. Tiny droplets of water condense. A cloud is formed. Under the influence of...

Brumby running in the 1970’s

I grew up riding horses on a property on the south west slopes of NSW in the 1970s. I became a backcountry ranger over the summer months. My job...

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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.