The recently launched Initiative “Reintroduction of the Polesskaya Horse” aims to save one of the most endangered horse species in Europe. European Rewilding membership will help the team achieve its goals.
Although the European wild horse is officially considered extinct, its genetic material is still found in many European native horse breeds such as the Exmoor pony in the United Kingdom and the Hukul dwelling the Carpathians in Eastern Europe. These tough animals may still pride themselves on many of the characteristics of their ancestors, making them particularly suitable for herding and grazing in wild habitats.
Another example is the endangered Polesskaya horse, a compact and incredibly resilient animal that has lived for centuries in the marshy and wooded lowlands of Polesie in the southern part of Belarus.