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Thousands of brumbies to be culled as Kosciuszko National Park plan finalised

The New South Wales government has finalised its wild horse management plan that will see thousands of brumbies removed from Kosciuszko National Park.

The horse population will be reduced from 14,380 to 3,000 by 2027 through passive trapping, rehoming and ground shooting.

The wild horses will also be restricted to 32 per cent of the park.

Richard Swain, a river guide and Indigenous ambassador with the Invasive Species Council, says he is glad the population will be reduced.

"It's good news — any removal of horses is good news," Mr Swain said.

"For me, it was never about numbers — the country has gaping wounds everywhere you have feral horses on.

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Article written by: Joshua Becker and Alex Hargraves

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