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Impacts of feral horses in the Australian Alps and evidence-based solutions

Driscoll, D.A.; Worboys, Graeme; Allan, Hugh; Banks, Sam C.; Beeton, Nicholas; Cherubin, Rebecca C.; Doherty, Tim S.; Finlayson, C.M; Green, Ken; Hartley, Renee; Hope, Geoffrey; Johnson, Christopher N.; Pittock, Jamie; Porfirio, Luciana; Sato, Chloe; Scheele, Ben; Mackey, Brendan; Lintermans, Mark; Ritchie, Euan G.; Venn, Susanna


New evidence of impacts by feral horses in Australia's alpine parks systems confirms they endanger threatened species and extensively damage critically endangered bog communities that could take millennia to recover. These impacts are not confounded by effects of deer and accumulate over time, even when only a small number of feral horses (~100) are present. With protected areas representing only a small proportion of the area of the Australian states of New South Wales (9.3%) and Victoria...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecological Management and Restoration
DOI: 10.1111/emr.12357


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