On the Little Bookcliffs WHR in western Colorado, one of four areas set aside for wild horses and burros (out of roughly 200) that’s managed principally for wild horses and burros, per the statute.
The denominator doesn’t include areas where WHB were found in 1971 that have been commandeered for other mandated uses of public lands.
What about the other 196 areas set aside for WHB? Most of the resources have been diverted to the other mandated users, a truly sad state of affairs for these animals.
The roundups, adoption incentives, training programs, off-range warehousing, darting programs, sterilization research, sanctuaries and preserves reflect that reality.