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.

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 …

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 …

Rewilding Horses Helps to Mitigate Effects of the Megadrought

Desert Horses

Rewilding Horses Helps to Mitigate Effects of the Megadrought We 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 …

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 …

Cana Foundation on Morning Joe on MSNBC

Cana Foundation Morning Joe

Last week, the CANA Foundation joined Morning Joe’s, led by co-host Mika Brzezinski, to discuss how the Trump budget would affect wild horses. The appearance was part of a major publicity campaign to raise awareness of a key vote by the Senate Appropriations Committee that could reopen the door to allow horse slaughter in the United States. CANA Foundation’s campaign involves …

Cana Foundation Helps American Indians get Masks during COVID

Cana Foundation masks for Indian country

The Long Island Press covers Cana Foundation’s work in fundraising to provide masks to American Indian communities during COVID-19. Manda Kalimian and the Foundation have already provided 2000 masks to the Navajo Nation and want to help us send masks to all the other reservations in need. “If we had shortages, they had nothing,” says Manda Kalimian, founder of the CANA Foundation. …

Manda Kalimian Featured in Downtown Magazine

Manda Kalimian and her work as the President of the Cana Foundation is featured in Downtown Magazine, a magazine that features a sophisticated appreciation for the culture that embodies Lower Manhattan. This glossy, luxury publication showcases the heartbeat and attitude of this lavishly diverse community. Deborah Martin writes: Manda Kalimian created the Cana Foundation to save American wild horses from harm. …

Long Island Press: Federal Agency Considering Rewilding Wild Horses

Long Island Press Cana Foundation

Manda Kalimian, founder of the CANA Foundation, is quoted in the Long Island Press in a new story entitled, “Long Island Advocates Optimistic That Federal Agency Considering Rewilding Wild Horses,” focusing on Long Island-based animal advocates working to save wild horses in the American West. Manda’s Locust Valley-based nonprofit horse advocacy group, Cana Foundation, helps find homes for adopted wild …

Groundbreaking Rewilding Legislation for Wild Horses in FY2020 Interior Appropriations Budget

Horses running in the American West

The Cana Foundation hailed bipartisan language in the FY2020 Interior Appropriations Budget as a management option for America’s wild horses. The House Appropriations FY 2020 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill encourages rewilding for wild horse and burro management. This groundbreaking legislation will open up the opportunity to save millions of taxpayer dollars spent on keeping wild horses in …

CANA Foundation Selected as Sidelines Magazine’s December 2018 Charity of the Month

Cana Foundation Dec Charity of the Month

CANA Foundation has been selected by Sidelines Magazine as the publication’s December Charity of the Month. Sidelines is one of the most widely read equestrian publications, focusing on the world of horses from wild populations and conservation to dressage and showjumping. Each month, Sidelines selects a charity to highlight which exemplifies the outlet’s mission of horse population preservation and sanctuary. …