The knowledge of the population size, distribution, movement patterns and diet of large herbivores is especially valuable to resource managers. These actions will assess the current population size estimates which can serve as baseline for the future for the creation of a holistic management programme for wild horses and deer.
Initially, the current population size and number of breeding herds for both wild horses and deer will be recorded. Then the phenotypic and productive characteristics will be measured in representative subpopulations of the animals in question.
The collection of samples ex situ will be optimized to include a relevant sample of the finite population available. This sampling will provide some insights to habitat use and diet preferences of wild horses and deer population.