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New York Lifestyle Magazine

CANA FOUNDATION’S MANDA KALIMIAN She’s Making A Difference By Patricia Canole | Photography Neil Tandy | Makeup by Theresa Lambert For Manda Kalimian—author, environmental and animal advocate, founder & CEO of CANA Foundation—wild horses that roam America’s West are endangered, as are our lands. What saddens her is that these creatures that are very much native to American soil not …

Press Release March 29, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 29, 2022 Contact: Animal Wellness Action contact:Marty Irby, executive directormarty@animalwellnessaction.org CANA contact:Manda Kalimian, foundermandak@canafoundation.org Wild Horse Education contact:Laura Leigh, presidentlaura@WildHorseEducation.org Horse Advocates Continue Fight with BLM Ongoing concerns address wild horse management practice Reno, Nevada – A coalition of wild horse and animal protection organizations continues to press its case against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) …

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Wild Horse, Animal Welfare Advocates Sue to Halt Cruel, Unjustified, Secretive Round-Ups in Nevada

Wild Horse, Animal Welfare Advocates Sue to Halt Cruel, Unjustified, Secretive Round-Ups in Nevada OR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 24, 2022 Contact:Animal Wellness Action contact:Marty Irby, executive directormarty@animalwellnessaction.org;  CANA Foundation contact:Manda Kalimian, foundermandak@canafoundation.org;  Wild Horse Education contact:Laura Leigh, presidentlaura@WildHorseEducation.org;  Wild Horse, Animal Welfare Advocates Sue to Halt Cruel, Unjustified, Secretive Round-Ups in Nevada Reno, Nevada – Friday, a coalition of wild horse and animal …

Day Of The Horse—Press Release

CANA Foundation Marks the National Day of the Horse with Rewilding News & Initiatives CANA Foundation Marks the National Day of the Horse with Rewilding News & Initiatives Link to original release On December 13, 2021, when Congress Designated the Day to Encourage Americans to be Mindful of the Contribution of Horses to U.S. Economy, History, and Character, the New …

November is National Native American Heritage Month celebrating the culture and ancestry of indigenous people honoring contributions and traditions.

November is National Native American Heritage Month celebrating the culture and ancestry of indigenous people honoring contributions and traditions.Darrell Marcus Kills In Sight (Wambli Ohitika Kills In Sight) is the living relative of the great Lakota warrior Crazy Horse [Tȟašúŋke Witkó], one of the two most celebrated Lakota leaders. It was early on a July morning when I was first introduced …

Long Island Horse Rescuer Manda Kalimian Was ‘Born to Rewild’

Long Island Press Cover October

Long Island Horse Rescuer Manda Kalimian Was ‘Born to Rewild’ Wild horses that roam America’s Western rangelands descended from indigenous populations and were not all imported from Spain—an important distinction that means mustangs have been misclassified as an invasive species. Those findings in a recent scientific study are among the revelations that Manda Kalimian, the founder and president of the …

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Saving our Honey Bees and Wild Horses

Saving our Honey Bees and Wild Horses “Much of a Muchness” Did you know that 7 of the 10 top honey-producing states are in the American West? Topping the list producing over 38.6 million pounds of honey a year valued at 61 million dollars is North Dakota—followed by South Dakota, California, Texas, Montana, Minnesota, and Idaho.  Honey bees are pollinators; they are the farmer’s …

A Wild Night Out

On Sept 23, 2021, Manda Kalimian and Cana Foundation hosted an event at the Rewilding Command Center on Long Island that attracted attendees from Manhattan to the end of the island along with dignitaries and congressional leaders. Manda’s book, Born to Rewild—Triumphs of a Now Fearless Woman was officially announced and a wild and educational time was had by all.

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LI woman works to save wild mustangs headed for slaughter

LI woman works to save wild mustangs headed for slaughter By Joan Gralla Updated September 10, 2021, 7:54 AM Original Article Here  Today’s wild mustangs are native to North America, not heirs of Spanish conquistadors’ mounts, according to a Locust Valley rescuer who says new DNA research should help save them from being slaughtered by the thousands in Mexico and Canada. …

Born to Be Wild

Born to be Wild.Animal advocates are pushing back against the roundup of Utah’s Onaqui wild horse herd.Utah is home to one of the most famous herds of wild horses in America, the Onaqui. Named for the Onaqui Mountains, more than 500 horses roam free in rangeland just outside Tooele, roughly 60 miles from Salt Lake City. Tourists, photographers, horse lovers …

Angie and Ruth McCartney Interview Manda Kalimian

Ruth and Angie McCartney Interview Manda Kalimian, founder of Cana Foundation

Opinion: We have too many wild horses. But this is no way to thin the herd.

Helicopter Horse Roundup

Opinion: We have too many wild horses. But this is no way to thin the herd.A group of wild horses is herded using a helicopter toward the Bureau of Land Management trap during the wild horse gather near Ely, Nevada on July 9, 2019. (Carolyn Van Houten/The Washington Post)The Bureau of Land Management’s annual helicopter roundup of wild horses and burros …

Rewilding Horses Helps to Mitigate Effects of the Megadrought

Desert Horses

Rewilding Horses Helps to Mitigate Effects of the MegadroughtWe are living in a time where climate change is showing itself in multiple ways affecting all our lives. The western plains states are facing a megadrought and each year it becomes more severe. As water is continually dried up from the environment due to rising temperatures and aridification, plants are driven …

Well-Digging Donkeys

There is little that demonstrates the dramatic effects that species-removal can have on an ecosystem better than the story of feral desert donkeys digging wells. Generally considered a threat to the natural environment, this once essential labor force gives life to dozens of species by unearthing life-giving water which creates balance in bio-diversity that has long been overlooked. In short, …

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A Horse is a Horse… Of Course! Now Proven Through Ancient DNA

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A newly published paper by an international group of collaborators demonstrates that ancient horse populations in North America and Eurasia maintained contact for hundreds of thousands of years, rather than becoming separate species. It is from this stock that the modern domestic horse developed. The study, led by Alisa Vershinina, PhD, from the Paleogenomics Lab at University of California Santa Cruz, investigated whether certain …

The Hill Op-Ed: Managing wild horses on the public lands

The Hill Op-Ed: Managing wild horses on the public lands “The future of our environment and all that it sustains is a priority for the new administration,” writes Michael Connor in a new Op-Ed on wild horses in The Hill, the largest independent political news site in the United States. We are thrilled that Connor’s thoughts for “restoring protection and preservation as …

Groundbreaking UCSC Study on Horse Migration and New York Times Exposes Horse Slaughter

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In positive news, a groundbreaking UCSC study on horse migration is bringing us one step closer to proving horses are native to North America. Meanwhile, The New York Times revealed this week that some people who are paid by the government to give legally protected mustangs “good homes” are sending the horses to auction. Dave Philipps broke The New York …

CANA Foundation Appoints Wouter Helmer to Science Advisory Board

CANA Foundation has recently announced that Wouter Helmer, co-founder of Rewilding Europe, has joined their Science Advisory Board. This news was picked up by several outlets, including MarketWatch, Markets Insider, yahoo!finance and New York’s citybizlist. In his personal capacity, Helmer will be advising the organization on rewilding in the United States based on his 30 years of experience with rewilding projects …

Environmental Health and Wild Horses

Stay tuned for our next event! In the meantime, Watch this video from our Zoom Event with The Institute Of Politics And Global Affairs at Cornell University, “Environmental Health And Wild Horses: A Design For The Future” moderated by Steve Israel, director, Institute of Politics and Global Affairs at Cornell University, former U.S. Representative (D-NY) with these esteemed panelists: Congresswoman Betty …