Located in northern Victoria, the Barmah National Park and Barmah Forest Ramsar site are jointly managed by Parks Victoria and Traditional Owners, the Yorta Yorta Nation.

Barmah Forest supports hundreds of flora and fauna species and is classified as a wetland of international importance (referred to as a ‘Ramsar’ site). Environmental changes – particularly the presence of feral horses – have had adverse impacts on the forest’s fragile ecosystem.

In April and May 2019, Parks Victoria sought input and feedback from interested groups and organisations, as well as the general public on the draft Strategic Action Plan for the protection of floodplain marshes in Barmah National Park and Barmah Forest Ramsar Site.

Feedback from 2,394 people indicated a strong desire to improve opportunities for passive trapping and rehoming of horses. In response, Parks Victoria will be facilitating more re-homing opportunities where appropriate recipients are identified. Read about the rehoming process, and how to submit an expression of interest.

If you have any questions regarding the project please get in touch at engage@parks.vic.gov.au

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