Conserve & Manage Brumbies in KNP

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  • #865700

    luvnat
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    Man introduced the horse and man must rectify the situation.Coming from a man who loves animals.

    Luvnat.

    #867166

    Johnrs
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    Looks like John Barrilaro is about to be rehomed if not actually politically euthanased!

    Hope this comes to pass, followed by more rapid progress with reduction in the feral brumby numbers in KNP.

    https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/party-embarrassed-community-infuriated-nats-look-to-oust-barilaro-20200510-p54rl0.html

    John

    #867460

    Johnrs
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    And some positive developments in Victoria

    (courtesy of Reclaim Kosci)

    Parks Victoria wins federal court case!

     

    Nature won last Friday when Australia’s federal court dismissed heritage claims for feral horses in Victoria’s Alpine National Park.

    The Australian Brumby Alliance (ABA) took Parks Victoria to court, claiming the removal of feral horses would lower the heritage-listed values of the Alpine National Park.

    However, Justice Michael O’Brien clearly spelt out that Parks Victoria is obliged by state, federal and international law to deal with feral animals in national parks and dismissed the heritage claims of the ABA.

     

    Read the full judgement

     

    Effective feral horse control in the Alpine National Park had been delayed for the last year and a half while the Federal Court made a decision.

    This decision allows Parks Victoria to now continue to manage the park for the benefit of its natural and Indigenous heritage by fully implementing its feral horse management plan.

    Parks Victoria can now resume its long-term trapping and rehoming program, now more urgent since the summer bushfires, and will introduce ground-shooting to control horses in high conservation areas.

     

    More here if you are interested  https://mailchi.mp/invasives.org.au/stand-up-for-kosci-3877341?e=e8e914028f

    #868158

    Johnrs
    Participant
    Feral Horse removal in KNP,
    yet another Barrilaro backflip, some details here
    #868461

    Johnrs
    Participant
    #868734

    Johnrs
    Participant

    Eden Monaro federal byelection. Where do the candidates stand on the Brumby issue?

    Here is a summary from the Reclaim Kosci people

    https://reclaimkosci.org.au/myths-v-facts/eden-monaro-scorecard/

     

    #868735

    dynaflow
    Participant

    How is Nimbin’s Michael Balderstone standing for election in Eden-Monaro?

    #869178

    Johnrs
    Participant

    And now a similar matter is in the NSW Land and Environment Court

    from the Save Kosci people.

    Horses in the NSW Land and Environment Court

     

    RK staff and volunteers were in “virtual court” last Thursday, spending a marathon seven hours monitoring proceedings as The Snowy Mountains Brumby Sustainability & Management Group Incorporated (SMBSMGI) challenged the State of New South Wales in the Land and Environment Court over the planned trap and removal (including rehoming) of some horses from important conservation areas of Kosciuszko National Park as part of the post-fire wildlife recovery measures.

    SMBSMGI sought to prove that the planned trapping falls outside the auspices of the 2008 Kosciuszko National Park Horse Management Plan, which is the plan that still applies and that the activity (trapping and removal) required assessment of its environmental impact.

    By the end of the day, we were no clearer to knowing whether the planned trapping of horses in northern Kosciuszko National park would be allowed to proceed or not, but, we wrote a summary of our day in court which you can read here. 

    Judgement expected late this week

    #872870

    Johnrs
    Participant

    And here is a nice little piece from the Save Kosci people/
    Corroboree frogs, chytrid fungus, horses and politicians.

    #877386

    Johnrs
    Participant

    From the NSW CFA

    And the Save/Reclaim Kosci people have started up another E Petition.
    Last round got us a parliamentary hearing.
    Please follow the link so we get another go.
    This time John Barrilaro is in a weaker position.

    Second chance for petition to urge action against out-of-control horse numbers
    A new NSW Parliament e-petition has been launched that will give Kosciuszko National Park supporters another chance to urge action on out-of-control feral horse numbers.

    “The future of Kosciuszko National Park is under threat from unmanaged horse populations and a law that gives priority to horses ahead of its native wildlife”, Reclaim Kosci campaigner Candice Bartlett said.

    “Since the last horse petition was presented to parliament in August 2019, the park remains without a horse management plan and the horse population in Kosciuszko National Park has continued to grow.”

    The horse population estimated at about 20,000 was largely unaffected by the devastating summer bushfires. Only 300 horses have been removed in that time.

    Independent state member for Wagga Wagga, Dr Joe McGirr, whose electorate takes in the area with the largest number of feral horses, the northern end of the national park, is sponsoring the petition.

    “I’m willing to support the e-petition because it will highlight an important issue for my electorate and for Kosciuszko National Park that the NSW government is failing to resolve,” Dr McGirr said.

    If the petition reaches 20,000 e-signatures it will automatically trigger debate in the NSW Legislative Assembly.

    The previous petition signed by more than 12,000 people was voted down by government MPs in the State’s lower house last year despite the time-honoured Westminster tradition of allowing petitions from all constituents to be tabled and noted.

    Led by the Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, the NSW coalition government used its numbers to block a move to have the petition noted.

    “This was insulting and disrespectful,” said Ms Bartlett.

    “The Parliamentary Library confirmed that since the mechanism for the automatic debate of petitions was introduced in 2019, this was the first time the house voted against the ‘noting’ of a petition. As an independent, Dr McGirr is to be commended for playing a role in helping to retore democratic traditions and conventions NSW Parliament inherited from Westminster.”

    The e-petition system was recently introduced to allow constituents to make representations direct to the parliament. Any resident of NSW or visitor to Kosciuszko National Park can sign the e-petition.

    View the petition at this link.
    https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/la/Pa … 9GrpxUGQ==

    #877390

    aybe
    Participant

    You can’t sign the petition unless your a NSW resident.Will be hard to get 20000 to sign.

    Ash

    #877527

    Johnrs
    Participant

    Ash

    You can sign if you have visited KNP  (ever)

    John

    #877532

    aybe
    Participant

    John

    I’ve tried to sign.But it won’t accept me unless i check the NSW resident box and i’m not?

    Ash

     

    #879975

    Johnrs
    Participant

    E Petition needs more signatures Now!

    Dear Fly Fishers
    Please see message from Linda Groom, from Reclaim Kosci. https://reclaimkosci.org.au/

    “We are running another petition, as we did in 2018/9, to tell the government that a delay of now nearly 3 years in producing a feral horse management plan is too long. But petitions now have a mandatory 3 month life and we are running out of time to reach our 20,000 signature target by the deadline of 13 January, so every bit of help is much appreciated. “

    Thank you members who did participate before but they seem to be still requiring some votes. Your help would be appreciated.

    The link is below. but you will need to be able to give a NSW address.

    The petition is here
    https://reclaimkosci.org.au/action-long-term-plan/

    Thanks
    John

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    #880094

    Kym
    Participant

    I took this photo of the damage done by a mob of horses near Tantangara Dam just a few weeks ago. You can see the herd in the background

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