Help us keep wild horses running wild and together on their native turf. We are raising funds for our 400-acre lease, 250 tons of winter hay, equipment and continuing daily operations. 100% of your tax-deductible contributions, no matter the size, will support the lasting wildness and well-being of Wild Love Preserve's 136 adopted Challis-Idaho wild horses, and free-roaming Idaho wild horses on the range. You can make a big difference, and together we will save wild lives and indigenous habitats.
Year-end charitable giving is upon us and America’s wild mustangs need our support more than ever. If you believe in the preservation of our iconic wild mustangs, our wild spaces and places, now and for future generations, we invite you to walk with Wild Love Preserve.
Wild Love Preserve's preservation of this American icon speaks to our greater good and collective well-being, by way of bridging divides and bringing stakeholders together in a new light. Founded in 2010 by contemporary visual artist, Andrea Maki, Wild Love Preserve has pioneered an innovative model in wild horse conservation which has garnered national attention and is serving as a framework in the west. As a unique legacy project, kindness, mutual respect, science, and education, drive Wild Love Preserve’s mission to protect and preserve western wild horses in their native habitats and nurture the legacy of respective indigenous ecosystems as an interconnected whole, for future generations to equally treasure and nurture. Watch our narrated video story above.
Viewed by stakeholders as a new paradigm in wild horse management, Wild Love Preserve works with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), cattle ranchers, environmentalists, wild horse advocates, wildlife biologists, youth groups and the community, and engages public and private lands to address all facets of regional wild horse conservation on home turf. From our 2012-13 WLP Adoption Project and subsequent 136 Challis-Idaho wild horses adopted and purchased to remain wild and together in in their native habitat following the BLM helicopter roundup of the Challis Herd; to WLP's simultaneous collaborative efforts on the range and remotely administering the fertility vaccine, Native PZP-1YR, developed by Dr. Jay F. Kirkpatrick of The Science and Conservation Center; along with WLP's creation of a permanently protected indigenous wild expanse and wildlife preserve in the heart of Idaho wild horse country for our current, and future, Idaho wild horses to find permanent residence on the wild side.
Due diligence required, Wild Love Preserve has demonstrated via our programs and boots-on-the-ground implementation that coexistence, humane treatment and sustainable management, protecting wild lives and indigenous habitats, and saving tax dollars, all work together within our multi-faceted model, and our collaborative work with the Idaho BLM, which began with the Challis Herd Management Area in 2010, has expanded to all six wild horse herd management areas in Idaho. By design, WLP's inclusive conservation efforts offer a viable option to government helicopter roundups and removals, integrating total range health, collective harmony, balanced coexistence with indigenous wildlife, and livestock where applicable. WLP programs have saved American taxpayers over $7.5 million dollars since 2013. We are sharing this Ch6 TV news story from May 2016: "The Balancing Act of the Challis Wild Horses"
Watch Outdoor Idaho's segment about Wild Love Preserve from October 2017, as posted on their Facebook page, here: Idaho Wild Horses
Funding is necessary to do the work we do, and wild horse conservation comes with a healthy price tag. Wild Love Preserve relies on collective support from benefactors, donations and grants to fund our not-for-profit work. Thank you for considering a tax-deductible gift and for choosing to have a positive impact on our lasting wildness. You matter, and together, we succeed on behalf of our greater good and collective well-being.
Love is Action,
Andrea Maki + Wild Love Preserve
Read The Story Behind Wild Love Preserve featured in Idaho Magazine, Sept 2016
Wild Love Preserve is a registered nonprofit, effective August 2010, EIN #27-3729450