Protection of the Alpine National Park - Feral Horse Action Plan 2021

Since 2018, the Alpine landscape has experienced significant bushfires and requires protection, now more than ever, to support its recovery.

Parks Victoria must protect the alpine environment by reducing the impacts of feral horses in the Alpine National Park. Feral horse management is part of an integrated approach to protecting sensitive environmental values, including through reducing the impacts of introduced animals.

During March-April 2021, the (Draft) Protection of the Alpine National Park – Feral Horse Action Plan 2021 was published for consultation and feedback by the community. The plan was prepared to enable the achievement of the strategy set out in the Greater Alpine National Parks Management Plan (2016).

Among other responses to the report, the community indicated a strong desire to improve opportunities for rehoming of horses. In response, Parks Victoria will be facilitating more re-homing opportunities where appropriate recipients are identified.

The final plan, the Protection of the Alpine National Park: Feral Horse Action Plan 2021, was released by the Victorian Government in November 2021.

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