A STATE government survey has highlighted the need to to manage the wild horse population in the Kosciuszko National Park.
The report, released by the government on Wednesday, revealed more than 14,000 wild horses called the park home during the surveyed period of spring 2020.
The data also showed the population had shrunk from 19,000 animals, due in large part to management techniques by the NSW National Park and Wildlife Service (NPWS).
However, NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean said the results reaffirmed the need to manage the horse population through approaches including passive trapping and re-homing.
“I remain 100 per cent committed to managing the very sensitive areas of the iconic Kosciuszko National Park on the basis of…