The Black Mountain Symposium held 24-25 August 2018 at CSIRO Discovery was a great success. The many background papers can be downloaded here including ‘Rare plants on Black Mountain Sandstone’, ‘Birds of Black Mountain, 1964–2016’ and ‘Invertebrate animals of Black Mountain, Canberra, ACT’.
Concerned about the effect of feral horses in Kosciuszko National Park? Here’s how you can help – by Linda Groom, Convenor, Save Kosci Inc
In June 2018, the NSW Parliament passed the Kosciuszko Wild Horse Heritage Act 2018, which sets a disturbing precedent by giving an introduced species greater protection than native animals in Kosciuszko National Park. In response, a number of bushwalkers have set up the Save Kosci Inc website, to maintain an evidence-based web site on wild horse damage to ecosystems in the Kosciuszko area, and to run a 35 day protest walk from Sydney to the summit of Kosciuszko later this year. We are seeking volunteers with science backgrounds to compile summaries of evidence that a species present in Kosciuszko National Park is threatened by feral horses. We are looking for summaries that are 300 to 400 words, readable but fully referenced. We are hoping each writer might undertake to cover one or two species, and have the text ready by late September. We are also looking for photos of threatened species that are cleared for distribution to the media. We would also welcome those who are interested in participating in the protest walk. Click here for more information and register.