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

Op-Ed—LA Times: Let wild horses do their part to save the West

Op-Ed—LA Times: Let wild horses do their part to save the West BY MANDA KALIMIAN AUG. 16, 2021 3 AM PT America’s wild horses are in crisis. Throughout the West, they are being rounded up and kept by the government in what amount to prisons before being sterilized or auctioned off — some to owners who will treasure them, but others …

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, …


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

The Story of the Horse - Poster

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 …

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.

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.