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news.com.au 24 Nov, 2021 22:45 am

Kosciuszko National Park: More than 10,000 feral horses cut

Kosciuszko National Park: More than 10,000 feral horses cut
The NSW government has introduced a new management plan to rid the Kosciuszko National Park of more than 10,000 feral horses.

Thousands of feral horses will be shot or caught in traps in a plan to stop them damaging an alpine national park.The NSW government has introduced a new management plan to rid the Kosciuszko National Park of more than 10,000 feral horses.The proposal will see horse numbers reduced in Kosciuszko National Park from more than 14,000 to 3000 by 2027 in a bid to protect the delicate alpine and sub-alpince ecosystems.Wild horses will be cut by thousands from the Kosciuszko National Park.

The original management plan for the major national park in southern NSW proposed to leave just 600 wild horses in the park but Mr Barilaro rejected it on the basis of preserving the animal’s heritage.“Today we release a plan that will finally provide protection for the numerous threatened species and the suite of important alpine and subalpine ecosystems that call Kosciuszko National Park home,” Mr Kean said on Wednesday.

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