Draft Wild Horse Management Plan: Kosciuszko National Park

Community consultation on the draft plan closed on 19 August 2016.

Kosciuszko National Park is the largest national park in New South Wales and one of the largest conservation reserves in Australia. The park is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is an integral component of the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves, which were included on the National Heritage List in 2008.

1 May 2016
Office of Environment and Heritage
  • ISBN 978-1-76039-355-7
  • ID OEH20160271
  • File PDF 3.6MB
  • Pages 51
  • Name kosciuszko-national-park-draft-wild-horse-management-plan-160271.pdf

NPWS has a legal duty to protect the range of natural and cultural values within the park, and a responsibility to minimise the impact of introduced species, including those of wild horses. However, the issue of wild horse management within Kosciuszko National Park is often highly contentious and emotive. There is a diverse range of views in the general community and deeply polarised views between major stakeholder groups about if and how wild horses in the park should be managed.

See also:

Kosciuszko National Park Horse Management Plan (2008)

Review of the 2008 Horse Management Plan and Wild Horse Management Program, Kosciuszko National Park (2016)

Final Report of the Independent Technical Reference Group: Supplementary to the Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Management Plan (2016)

Kosciuszko National Park Plan of Management (2006)