Aerial count of the wild horses from Letea forest
FOUR PAWS’ birth control programme in the Danube delta is continuing following its great success in 2014. This March, we have again been able to conduct an aerial count of the wild horses from Letea forest, having done so previously in 2013 and 2014.
Our team on-site counted around 520 horses, currently living in the surroundings of the Danube Delta in Romania. Approximately, 230 horses were found in the fully protected area of Letea, which is a Unesco World Heritage site. 190 are living on the outskirts of the forest in German fields and Lake Merhei. Another 100 horses were found roaming in the Cardon forest area. Furthermore, more than 620 cows were counted by FOUR PAWs staff, roaming free in the area.