The Story of the Horse

Wild horses in Wyoming

Learn about the story of the horse and how scientists are studying the evolutionary history of the horse using fossil and modern evidence.

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

Story of the Horse Animated Image

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 …

Spotlight on Laura Leigh

Lara Leigh

Laura Leigh joins the CANA Foundation team as an advisor, bringing a plethora of expertise.

Deb Haaland, UN Letter & More March News

Tree planting to help the world

This month’s news rundown reveals stories related to politics, the environment and leisure pursuits, including rewilding spaces for travel lovers.

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 …

Native Voices Video Series

Native Voices Series Standing Rock Sioux

Filmed at Standing Rock in North Dakota in Oct 2016, hear about horses, spirituality and our environment from Native Voices.

Rewilding Explained: America’s Wild Horses & Beyond

Learn about the term rewilding and the history of wild horses in America, including the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 and why today $110 million American tax dollars are spent every year.

Rewilding for Healthy Landscapes Webinar

CANA Foundation's Rewilding Webinar

Watch our webinar on Rewilding for healthier environments and the benefits wild horses can bring, including Wouter Helmer, Steve Israel, Michael Connor and more.

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 …

Keeping Nature in Balance

Horses grazing birds

Photographer Karla LaRive, Cana Foundation’s newest team member, shares the story of one of her iconic photos.

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. …


Where Is Our Human: Rewilding In The Age Of COVID-19

Image: A Chinese woman holds her dog, both wearing protective masks. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images  Over the last three and a half years this country has been faced with a considerable amount of change. Every day there seems to be a new normal for us to conform to. And just when you thought you had adjusted and learned to accept the “New …