News from Bushwalking NSW about Feral Animals

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is undertaking a wild fallow deer control project within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and the western section of the Central Plateau Conservation Area in May 2023 and May 2024.

The Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA) Deer Control Project aims to remove wild fallow deer from within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and reduce the population within the adjoining Central Plateau Conservation Area while numbers are still low. 

The project is an aerial shooting program from a helicopter using thermal technology. This method is currently being used in several mainland jurisdictions with great success, however this is the first time it will be used in Tasmania.  

The control area will be closed to all users from Monday, 1 May – Sunday, 4 June 2023; and from Monday, 29 April – Friday, 2 June 2024.


Bushwalking NSW recently made a submission to the Senate inquiry on the impacts and management of feral horses in the Australian Alps.  BNSW is concerned that feral horses impact on native species, water quality, ecosystems integrity, cultural heritage and outdoor recreationists. 

You can read the submission here.