Community research project seeks stories on Barmah horses
Friday 10 January, 2014
Parks Victoria is asking community members to contribute to a research project on Barmah horses as part of the development of a long term strategy for the management of wild horses in Barmah National Park.
Acting District Manager Daniel McLaughlin said that in fulfilling Parks Victoria’s responsibilities under the National Parks Act 1975 to control exotic fauna in national parks, Parks Victoria and the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation will design a process to remove wild horses from Barmah National Park, but explore ways of retaining them in the forest and broader landscape.
“Anyone with an interest in the Barmah wild horses is invited to contribute through an online survey, or by submitting a story or any other general information,” said Mr McLaughlin.
“We recognise that wild horses in Barmah National Park are a culturally important part of the landscape and this research project will seek to capture the range of personal stories and connections to the Barmah wild horses.”
“This research will help us to understand their history in Barmah and look at options for recognising their heritage and future.”
Mr McLaughlin said the research is part of the development of a long-term strategy for the management of Barmah horses.
Parks Victoria will be seeking community views about the plan and how it should be managed. Lethal control will not be considered as an option as part of the park management.
A Barmah Horse Advisory Committee has been established to inform the development of the Barmah Horse Management Strategy.
To participate in the online survey visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/barmahhorses. The survey closes on 16 February 2014
For more information, or to submit content for the research project, please contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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