NEW REPORT - Pest Horse Impacts in Australian Alps National Parks
Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 02:44PM
Linda McMillan in horse pest impacts Australia

Horses are an introduced animal in Australia. Many have gone wild in Australia’s mountain national parks and have bred up into such numbers that they are impacting the mountain catchments and subalpine native animals and plants. These are the natural values for which the national parks has been established.

A new “observations” report has been prepared by our Mountains members Graeme Worboys and Ian Pulsford that clearly illustrates the extent of the damage to these nationally significant national parks. The report concludes that urgent and effective action is needed to end for ever these pest horse impacts; to restore the damage to the water catchments and to help conserve Australia’s native species.

For further information: Press Release

Update on Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:29PM by Registered CommenterLinda McMillan


February 2015 


Dr. Graeme Worboys has forwarded new information on the issue of the impacts of introduced horses in the Australian Alps:

Introduced horses - Ecological Change Agent Statement-2015

This statement is a private production. Its primary target is the “Independent Technical Reference Group, KNP Wild Horse Plan Review”.  It is also being sent to each of the Environment Ministers responsible for the Alps and it is being made available publicly.




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