Feral Horses and Victoria’s New Control Plan
Feral horses are a threat to our ecosystem as they invade territories of native Australian species and the surrounding habitat, especially in the eastern Alps and the Kosciuszko National Park. With severe damage from the 2019 and 2020 eastern bushfires, our ecosystem could face a delay in recovery due to feral horses. To combat this issue and the ongoing damage, Victoria has proposed a new plan, after seeing an increase in feral horse numbers from the previous plan implemented back in 2018. Joined us earlier to discuss further, was Professor Don Driscoll, Professor of Terrestrial Ecology at Deakin University and Director, Centre for Integrative Ecology.