News

Around 200 people participated in the final day of the Save Kosci walk on Saturday 8th December. The Australian and the Guardian published articles about the walk on 8th and 9th, and the Sydney Morning Herald, Canberra Times and Brisbane Times published on the 11th.

Two hundred Save Kosci walkers approach the summit of Mt Kosciuszko
Two hundred Save Kosci walkers approach the summit of Mt Kosciuszko

The Walk

We walked from Sydney to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko to help save Kosciuszko National Park from damage by wild horses and other feral animals. The walk took place between 3rd November and 8th December 2018.

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The debate

Find out more about what we hope to achieve. Read the arguments for and against the presence of wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park. Which side of the fence are you on?

 

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The outcomes

Find out what the walk achieved, and how the campaign will continue.

 

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Wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park threaten the survival of this native marsupial, the Broad-toothed rat
Wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park threaten the survival of this native animal, the broad-toothed mouse. Image by permission of Ken Green.

Our aims

(1) Repeal of the Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act (NSW, 2018)

(2) Protect the habitat of the corroboree frog, broad-toothed mouse and other native animals and plants in the Kosciuszko National Park through a substantial reduction in the number of wild horses and other feral animals in the Park

(3) As a first step towards reducing the number of wild horses, implement the Kosciuszko National Park Draft Wild Horse Management Plan 2016, with appropriate resourcing, noting that the Plan includes lethal culling, by ground-based teams, following RSPCA guidelines.

We will run a campaign that is evidenced-based, courteous to people with opposing views, and provides enjoyable involvement.