Investigating feral herbivore impacts on Aboriginal cultural values in the Snowy River Valley in Kosciuszko National Park

Date: 26, Oct, 2021
Author(s): David Duncan  
Publisher: TSR Hub

Introduced herbivores such as deer and horses are formally recognised as posing direct or indirect threats to many threatened species and ecological communities in Australia; however, the impacts of feral herbivores on Aboriginal cultural values remain largely unexplored. Further, few ecological studies have investigated the impacts of threatening processes on Aboriginal cultural values. We have demonstrated a process for scoping out an investigation of the impact of feral herbivores on significant Aboriginal cultural values in southern Kosciuszko National Park. This scoping process has culminated in a research proposal that will ultimately allow land managers to provide evidence-based management of wild herbivore populations according to a set of clearly articulated objectives.