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United States : National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board to Meet in Grand Junction, Colorado.

The Bureau of Land Managements National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board will meet Oct. 18-19 in Grand Junction, Colorado, to discuss the pressing challenges of wild horse and burro overpopulation on public lands and the impacts they are having on the range.

The rapid growth rate and chronic overpopulation of the Wests wild horses are already affecting the health of the animals and the resources on which they and many other species depend, said Acting BLM Director Michael Nedd. To be effective in solving this challenge, we must work together to explore a wide variety of solutions to an unsustainable situation.

Today, the estimated population is about 73,000 wild horses and burros in 10 Western statesa record number since the 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act was passed-- and almost three times the number the habitat can sustainably support in conjunction with other land uses.

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