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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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206. 954. 7733
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2 people found this review helpful

My support for Wild Love Preserve comes from a deep place in my heart. I have been a horse owner most of my life and cannot imagine a world where the native horses of this land are not out there running free. It would be such a tragic loss to our lands.

Wild Love Preserve's founder is also the most committed, passionate advocate I know. She is working hard night and day to save these horses and could use all the support we can muster to give her and her team. Long live the wild horses of Idaho!

 
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I was incredibly moved on my 5 day trip to experience the wild horses with my 16 year old grandson. The beauty, gentleness curiosity of these beautiful horses was awe inspiring. I was particularly impressed by Andrea Maki's determination to protect the native horses and her ability to bring together the ranchers, the BLM, and environmentalists. Her approach has already accomplished much of what she has set out to do. How she works with disparate interests is as awe inspiring as being with the horses. This model could be used in other states where there are wild horses and we would be saving the state money as well as preserving these indigenous beings. I hope Wild Love Preserve receives the money it needs so this experiment/model can be used in the future.

 
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I've known Andrea Maki for many years and have witnessed her dedication and comittment first hand. Wild Love is an incredible organization and deserves all the support you can give - they do great work saving and advocating for the wild ones. Great work!!

 
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A fantastic organization with a tremendous mission very near to the heart of this Idahoan.

 
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Wild Love Preserve has given so many beautiful horses a chance to have a normal free life, the horses that are with WIld Love Preserve are free! They have organized themselves into little herds amongst themselves and are peaceful. There is no stress in this herd. I am so grateful to have met Andrea and have had the opportunity to see the progress of where these horses belong. It is a beautiful, awesome organization.

 
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My dream as a child was to rescue wild horses, let them run free on my land, and preserve their natural way of life - a dream that so far hasn't yet manifested - however, two years ago I came across Wild Love Preserve and began following their efforts to rescue a herd of Idaho wild horses. I have since donated to their cause as well as helped to organize fundraisers on their behalf. I truly believe that their program is the way forward for wild horse preservation, and have seen for myself their commitment, love and dedication to Idaho's native wild horses.

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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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6 people found this review helpful

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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5 people found this review helpful

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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4 people found this review helpful

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