On September 16, in response to allegations aired on shock-jock Sydney radio, the NSW Environment Minister announced a ban on all shooting operations in Kosciuszko National Park. The ban was supposed to only last two weeks. Five weeks later, not only was it still in place, but we learnt the ban had been applied to every national park across the entirety of NSW. The surge in feral animals being reported state-wide thanks to recent wet weather meant that the lack of feral animal control across NSW was jeopardising nature and livelihoods.
The issue of protecting Kosciuszko from feral horses is once again coming to a head.
Come behind the scenes with us in this Aliens Among Us session as we lift the lid on how we discovered feral animal control had been banned across the state of NSW, and how we worked with our tireless supporters to have the ban reversed.
Joining us will be Anthony Sharwood, author of the book Brumby Wars, and our expert panel:
- author and biologist Tim Low,
- former Tasmanian senator Christine Milne, and
- Invasive Species Council CEO Andrew Cox as moderator.
All welcome to come along to this free webinar! Just note that registrations are essential and numbers are limited.