Who is Cana?


Cana Foundation—founded by Manda Kalimian, author, speaker,  philanthropist, and activist—works with science-backed information to create rewilding initiatives for wild horses and environments, including  with Science Advisor Dr. Ross MacPhee of the American Museum of Natural History.


What is rewilding?

Rewilding restores an area of land to its natural uncultivated state (used especially with reference to the reintroduction of species of wild animal that have been driven out or exterminated).

Why rewild? 

A Healthy Environment Is The Foundation Of All Life-Supporting Systems, Including That Of Our Own Well-Being. Rewild yourself.        — Manda Kalimian

Why horses?

Grassland ecology is a key component in the fight against climate change, horses can help. According to the “Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971,” horses are an "integral component of the Natural System,”— but they are not treated as such. Wild  horses are rounded up by helicopters and imprisoned for life at the detriment of the horse, the land, the taxpayer, and humanity.
Their job as a keystone species allows them to maintain, protect and help to rebuild environmental systems, including grasslands, allowing other species to thrive alongside them—all working to keep nature in balance, by helping to build biodiversity.

What is a keystone species?

“Horses like other mega herbivores generally are called keystone species (a species that has a disproportionately large effect on its natural environment relative to its abundance) because it is their job, in an evolutionary sense to create habitat opportunities for other species. Horses whether gelded or intact are physiologically identical and continue to behave in the exact same way as their ancestors 10 thousand years ago.”                                                  ~Cana Foundation