Aerial culling of brumbies is set to resume in the Kosciuszko National Park as part of a NSW government plan to manage growing numbers, reports the ABC.
The decision last month by the NSW government means aerial culling will be added to the 2021 Kosciuszko National Park wild horse management plan, which requires numbers to be reduced to 3,000 by June 2027.
Existing control methods include passive trapping, aerial and ground mustering, rehoming, shooting in trap yards, tranquillising, ground shooting and removal to a knackery.
NSW Environment Minister Penny Sharpe said there were "simply too many" wild horses in Kosciuszko National Park.
She said the change was necessary to help save endangered and vulnerable species and their habitat, protect soil and waterways and conserve cultural heritage.
"Threatened native species are in danger of extinction and the entire ecosystem is under threat," Ms Sharpe said.
"We must take action."
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