Help us to protect the Giara Horses!

Cavallini della Giara, branco (Equus caballus jarae)

Cavallini della Giara, branco (Equus caballus jarae)

The environmental non profit organization of Legal Intervention – Gruppo d’Intervento Giuridico onlus together with the Union of Marmilla Municipal Councils, promotes a campaign to help the Giara Horses, the last and unique wild horses in Europe, today seriously endangered.

Is Cuaddedus (in Sardinian language) are found on a large basalt plateau, called Giara, a wild area in South Sardinia, Italy. The Giara, near the archaeological site of Barumini (“Su Nuraxi” is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites) is one of the most interesting areas of the Island, with lovely historic sites, long tradition tasty food and wine, cosy villages. The little wild horses have lived there since ancient times (some say they descend from Phoenician horses, some other say they were found in that area since Nuragic times. However, fossils records show their presence in the Island since about 6.000 B.C.) but nowadays they are facing a lot of threats: hunting, poaching, illegal grazing, fire

Unfortunately, despite all the efforts of the local Town Councils and the Union of Marmilla Municipal Councils it is very difficult to prevent all the dangers that put the Giara Horses at risk, above all because of a decrease in public funding grants and a slow bureaucracy.

We can’t let the wild Giara Horses die, because it would mean losing our identity and our  “fellow traveller” on this Earth.

Our aim is to protect the little wild horses and let them have the run of their natural home,  by supporting the the Union of Marmilla Councils, that manages most of the 5-600 hundreds Giara Horses.

In line with the spirit of our organization, we help the Giara horses in a real way, by providing them food and water, above all during dry Seasons, when water and grazing run out.

Cavallino della Giara (Equus caballus jara)

Cavallino della Giara (Equus caballus jara)

You can help the wild Giara Horses by donating a minimun amount of €5.00 or by becoming a member of our organization with a minimum amount of €20.00.

Bank details: recipient “associazione Gruppo d’Intervento Giuridico” IBAN IT39 G076 0104 8000 0002 2639 090  – BIC/SWIFT BPPIITRRXXX . Post Office account n. 22639090 , holder “associazione Gruppo d’Intervento Giuridico“, reason “per i Cavallini della Giara”.

All funds will be delivered to the Union of Marmilla Councils, the public authority that daily manages most of the Giara Horses (while the rest of the Horses is managed by the Regione Autonoma della Sardegna) just to buy hay, pasture and water.

We’ll publish a financial statement about all funds received.

For further information: ; .

Please help the Giara Horses!

Gruppo d’Intervento Giuridico onlus


(photo Cristiana Verazza, archive GrIG)

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