In Australia, the management of feral horse populations is a contentious issue, owing to their pluralistic status as an introduced pest and a national icon. In this review, we synthesise current knowledge of the ecological effects of feral horses and the human dimensions of feral horse management, using case studies from around the world to illustrate contentious and successful management practices. We highlight gaps in the literature and suggest that more peer-reviewed research would be beneficial in reducing the current public controversy surrounding management of feral horses.
|Author||Dale Graeme Nimmo and Kelly K. Miller|
|Secondary title||Wildlife Research|
|Department||School of Life and Environmental Sciences|
|Region||Australia - national|