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Wild Love Preserve

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Address:

126 SW 148th Street Suite C100, Box 326 Burien WA 98166-1984 USA

Mission:

Wild Love Preserve’s Mission remains steadfast in our efforts to protect and preserve native wild horses in their native environments and nurture the legacy of respective indigenous ecosystems in a collaborative, responsible and sustainable manner with regional engagement and benefit. Wild horses lead the way to cultivating the health and balance of our wild places as an interconnected whole. Kindness, mutual respect, integrity, science and education are paramount.

Results:

Viewed as a paradigm project, Wild Love Preserve has pioneered an innovative model in wild horse preservation which has garnered national attention and serves as a pilot for other western states. Wild Love Preserve is located in Sun Valley’s backyard and engages public and private lands. Founded in 2010 by contemporary visual artist, Andrea Maki, the focus of Wild Love Preserve has been in bringing people together in a new light to collectively implement new working solutions which serve to benefit wild horses and the whole. Wild Love Preserve addresses all facets of regional wild horse conservation on home turf in central Idaho, from the 130 Challis, Idaho wild horses they rescued as result of the 2012 Challis Helicopter Roundup, to their collaborative work on the range and creation of a permanently protected wild expanse in the heart of Idaho wild horse country. As a non-profit Wild Love Preserve is funded by donors and grants, and at a savings of $50,000 per lifetime for each wild horse, WLP programs have saved taxpayers $7.5 million since 2013. Wild Love Preserve’s preservation of this American icon speaks to our greater good and collective well-being by bridging divides and bringing stakeholders together to collaboratively address total range health, sustainable ecosystems, co-existence with all wildlife, and livestock where applicable. Kindness, mutual respect, science and education are cornerstone to Wild Love Preserve’s mission. Learn more at WildLovePreserve.org Listen to interview with Wild Love Preserve founder, Andrea Maki, on Beth Markley's Elemental Idaho on Radio Boise: http://bit.ly/24rAV4G “This is not but a mere fenced wild horse sanctuary. The objective of Wild Love Preserve is the protection and preservation of native ecosystems as an interconnected and balanced whole. Great beauty and benefit lie in the fact, indigenous wild horses offer such unique opportunity to achieve this intent by walking new paths together.” - Andrea Maki, WLP Founder

Target demographics:

Idaho wild horses on home turf, respective indigenous ecosystems, community, stakeholders and taxpayers.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Approximately 350 Challis, Idaho wild horses: 225+ free-roaming on the Challis Herd Management Area and WLP's adopted/rescued 130 Challis, Idaho wild horses; Stakeholders; Community; American Taxpayers.

Geographic areas served:

Central Idaho High Desert

Programs:

Idaho Wild Horse Preservation; Responsible + Sustainable Wild Horse Population Management; WLP Adoption Project; Education + Awareness; Community Involvement; Idaho Youth Employment; Eco-tourism; Taxpayer Savings.

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2 people found this review helpful

Science has proven over and over again that the horse is a native to the North American continent. As such, our native wild mustangs should receive protection from our federal government. What they actually receive is the BLM and Forest Service's plan to eradicate them in favor of the welfare livestock ranchers and the frack miners. As a taxpayer, I am incensed that my tax dollars are being spent to capture and warehouse my native wild mustangs from my public lands. Our native wild mustangs belong on the public land instead of the cattle and sheep that destroy the land. Science has proven that the native wild mustangs benefit the land while the livestock destroy the land. Some of the livestock ranchers don't even own their own land but use my public land as if it were their own. it is time for this to stop. Only 3% of the meat from the welfare livestock ranchers ends up in the U.S. Most of the meat is shipped overseas at a high profit. Leave MY NATIVE wild mustangs on MY public lands.

 
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Great people who step up to help when those who should be protecting OUR NATIVE wild mustangs, the BLM, is hand-in-hand with the special interest groups who want OUR public lands for their own greed. If it weren't for people like this, our iconic wild mustangs would cease to exist. Thank you for what you do for our wild mustangs.

 
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Wild Mustangs need to stay on their own turf. They are being rounded up and are not being treated well by those who round them up. Wild love Preserve really cares for the horse there and need all the support they can get. I love them for what they are doing to help the wilds stay wild.

 
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As an owner of an adopted mustang with first-hand knowledge of the lack of good feed and care given to captured mustangs while being held by the BLM, I wholeheartedly support any group helping the mustangs.

 
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I as a member of the public am so pleased with the work this foundation is doing to protect these beautiful animals . Being from this area I have seen there amazing creatures in thier home environment running free and know personally this is an amazing heritage we have to protect.

 
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Many thanks for sharing your thoughts and support. You are time, kindness and action are deeply appreciated and make a difference in wild lives. Smiles, WLP

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I support WLP because I believe this is the prototype for other HMAs to follow. I am relieved and grateful to know that after the BLM's 2012 "gather" not a single wild horse from Challis Idaho's HMA left our state for a life of solitary confinement in government run sedentary corals. Our tax money pays for that million dollar misery too! I would rather see my hard earned money go towards happy, healthy wild horses running around together in a semi wild state, as they now are at WLP. The future of Idaho's wild horses depends on the public's support of this great non profit! The future survival of America's wild horses and burros depend on other communities following Andrea Maki's lead.

 
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as a member of the community only 80 miles from where these horses live, I was amazed that most of us didn't even know these horses existed, so I was shocked into action when I heard about the fatalities of the 2009 roundup, and that the BLM was about to conduct another round in 2012.
Enter one courageous and dedicated soul of Andrea Maki , because of her, this story has a much happier ending, all the displaced animals adopted into one herd again, to regroup on leased land until she procures their forever home within their ancestral range... we all can help by donating to this cause, whatever we can!
God bless you, WLP!!

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The WLP is doing a wonderful job saving the lives of our national icon the wild horse. They deserve to be recognized for all the great work they do.

 
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I have been around wild horses, that have been trained for many chores! They are the kindest, gentlest, most caring animal a human can be around!
The rider is guaranteed a safe ride with one of these gentle creatures.

WLP is one of the most wonderful organizations that truly is for the preservation of the most valued treasures of America, the wild horse.
They work extremely hard to get the word out about the plight of the wild horse because of the overreach of the gov't, BLM, Forest Service and ranchers.

These wild horses are classic icons of the true American West.
With WLP's help and foresight, hopefully, America will always have wild horses running free on the land that belongs to them and all of America's animals and people!

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WLP is a wonderful organization that is saving the lives of one of our national treasures, our horses! They deserve to be recognized for what they are doing! I had no idea what was happening to our horses until I saw and learned of WLP on Facebook. Spreading awareness of the plight of our horses, mustangs and burros is crucial to their survival. WLP thank you for all you do!!

 
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WLP is an amazing wild horse preserve bringing together advocates, Bureau of Land Management, Ranchers, and environmentalists! What a common-sense approach to wild horse management.

 
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Thank you so much for all your hard work trying to protect and preserve the wild ones!

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