Parks Victoria to Exterminate ALL of Barmah’s Heritage Brumbies

The Hon. Lilly D’Ambrosio has approved Parks Victoria’s (PVs) Strategic Action Plan Protection of Floodplain Marshes Barmah National Park and Barmah Forest Ramsar Site 2020 – 2023 (the plan). The Australian Brumby Alliance (ABA) strongly rejects PV’s claim that removing Barmah’s Brumbies is an immediate priority as “Brumbies are the most destructive of Barmah’s feral species”. The ABA’s goal is to support the retention of sustainable Brumby numbers in their historic homelands. We are deeply shocked and horrified to see this Barmah Brumby eviction plan based on propaganda. Jill Pickering, ABA’s President said that PV advised that the numbers of… Continue reading

URGENT! Draft Joint Yorta/Parks Victoria Barmah National Park Management Plan OUT FOR COMMENTS

Urgent! Please read the new Barmah National Park Yorta/Parks Victoria joint management plan and respond by 6 October 2019.  Click on link below: Draft Barmah NP Management Plan mail your responses to: Executive Officer, Yorta Yorta TOLM Board, PO Box 1363, Shepparton VIC 3632 or email to: yytolmb@yynac.com.au. All Brumbies will be evicted /shot, no horse riding allowed, plus many other shrinking access strategies. While the ABA does not oppose Aboriginal joint management with Parks Victoria for Barmah, in the interests of our Australian Multicultural society, we need non Aboriginal cultural heritage values to be treated with the same respect – Jill… Continue reading

Spring Edition of ABA Newsletter OUT NOW!

In this bumper issue we celebrate ten years of ABA and have a look at what has happened in ABA, its member groups and the Brumby world. And we will be at the 3rd Australian Brumby Challenge at Equitana Melbourne.  If you are in town, we would love to see you! …..more – download or view the newseltter  Continue reading