We have a growing supporter base that wants to see our cherished Kosciuszko National Park protected for its high conservation values, and not treated like a paddock for uncontrolled feral horses.
If you would like your organisation or business listed here as a Reclaim Kosci supporter please fill out the form.
By signing up as a Reclaim Kosci supporter you are also adding your voice to our mission statement:
“Our mission is to protect the exceptional natural heritage values of Kosciuszko National Park from the damaging impacts of feral horses. I/we support Reclaim Kosci’s aims of repealing the Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act 2018, raising awareness about the impacts of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park and substantially reducing the feral horse population through humane and effective means.”
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Organisations already supporting Reclaim Kosci
Bushwalking NSW is the peak body for bushwalkers in NSW and the ACT. It represents the interests of more than 12,000 bushwalkers from 68 bushwalking clubs throughout the state.
Canberra Alpine Club
The Canberra Alpine Club is committed to fostering the conservation of the alpine environment. Their members have decades of bushwalking and skiing experience in Kosciuszko National Park and other alpine areas, and have personally witnessed the damage caused by feral horses. The club supports significantly reducting the numbers of feral horses in Kosciuszko, and the repeal of the Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act 2018.
Canberra Bushwalking Club
The Canberra Bushwalking Club organises bushwalks, canoe trips and other activities in the ACT, other Australian states and overseas. The club has around 400 members. Club members have been walking in Kosciuszko National Park since the 1960s, and have become very concerned at the dramatic increase in horse damage over the last decade. The Club supports calls for a dramatic reduction in the horse numbers, including the use of lethal culling where necessary.
Friends of Currango
Friends of Currango is a non-profit organisation with a strong and co-operative relationship with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Currango Station’s buildings include the oldest surviving, continuously-occupied homestead in Kosciuszko National Park.
Murray Valley Bushwalkers
The Murray Valley Bushwalkers support the Reclaim Kosci campaign because feral animals (including horses) are degrading, compromising and threatening the Kosciuszko National Park’s ecosystems and wilderness values. They want Kosciuszko to be loved and enjoyed by future generations. It is simply not sustainable to allow uncontrolled numbers of brumbies in the park.
Native Fish Australia
Native Fish Australia is a volunteer organisation for those interested in the well being of Australian native freshwater fish and the waters and ecosystems they inhabit. NFA is seriously concerned about the adverse effects that feral horses are having on the delicate headwaters of streams in the Kosciuszko National Park.
Northern Rivers Bushwalking Club
This bushwalking club firmly believes in protecting native animals and plants from invasive species such as feral horses. To demonstrate this commitment, three of their members walked 90kms in four days from the southern end of Kosciusko National Park in December 2018 to support the ‘Save Kosci’ protest.
Oatley Flora and Fauna Conservation Society Inc. (OFF)
Groups of OFF members have stayed in Kosciuszko NP (Smiggin Holes, Charlotte Pass) in summer for many years; some members have also skied there. We have seen how fragile the land in the high country is, and how easy it is for weeds to be spread. We value the endemic fauna and flora very highly and believe feral horses have a serious deleterious effect on the integrity of the landscape and its biodiversity.
Paddy Pallin has been at the forefront of environmental conservation since the inception of the Paddy Pallin brand in 1930.
“We are proud to support local and national environmental initiatives with a focus on protecting our native plants and animals from invasive species. Paddy Pallin will continue to support Reclaim Kosci for the better of our native environments.”
Park Watch NSW wholeheartedly supports the Invasive Species Council’s Reclaim Kosci campaign to repeal the Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act 2018. We also support immediate implementation of an approved program for the control of the feral horses. Park Watch condemns the ‘gagging’ of scientists by the NSW Coalition Government from presenting peer reviewed research supporting the control of feral horses.