June ABA Newsletter OUT NOW !

A tad late but a lot has happened!  The June newsletter is available for viewing or download: Brumby Bridges June 2018 In this issue: President’s Chat Brumbies Biodiversity and Evolution What Park environmental studies do not include The Brumby Bill 2018 Member News How colour adaptions help horses survive Editor’s Tail Continue reading

Brumbies in National Parks – a new perspective

The recent introduction of the Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Heritage Bill 2018 into the NSW Parliament has attracted shock and horror from many in Australia. The objective of the Bill is “to recognise the heritage value of sustainable wild horse populations within parts of Kosciuszko National Park and to protect that heritage through a wild horse management plan.” The plan must do this while “…ensuring other environmental values of the park are also maintained.” …. More Continue reading

Aussie prof challenges “invasion biologists” on their own turf

Compassionate Conservation is an emerging multi-disciplinary field that considers the individuals of a species have value.  Rather than focusing on threatened and invasive species, Compassionate Conservation considers the Anthropocene (when humans dominate) is continuing to evolve and introduced and native species are evolving with it. Conventional conservation views any species whose presence might challenge the ordained “natives” are thereafter persecuted as “invasive,” even if the habitat has changed so much that the “invasive” species are better suited than the “natives” to surviving there. “It is possible to protect brumbies without abandoning takhis” “Protecting megafauna in their introduced range can supplement… Continue reading

Meet the CANA Foundation – “Horses, Humans, Habitat”

CANA Foundation exists to support a sustainable environment with specific emphasis on the connections between America’s Wild Horses, their value for our habitat and Land Conservation, and the impact that has on our future.Cana shows support for Native Communities in an effort to acknowledge their understanding and reverence for nature and the horse, allowing the Rewilding of native lands and all peoples. These important actions allow a shift in education and awareness globally for land conservation and the importance of Rewilding of our planet and humans. Through our Giving Wheel we create a continuous commitment to education,  action and inspiration to enable others to move CANA… Continue reading