What is Rewilding?
Rewilding is a form of environmental conservation and ecological restoration with species that are native to an area.
The Horse as a native species to North America is an “integral component of the Natural System,” as stated by the Bureau of Land Management’s WILD FREE-ROAMING HORSES AND BURROS ACT OF 1971 (PUBLIC LAW 92-195)
Their job as a keystone species (a species which has a disproportionately large effect on its natural environment relative to its abundance) allows them to maintain, protect and help to rebuild environmental systems, allowing other species to thrive alongside them—all working to keep nature in balance, by helping to build biodiversity.
Cana Foundation 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why And How Does Land Regress?
Special interest groups are fighting for use of public lands and want horses off. They are driving and benefitting from this abuse of public lands while methane emissions from agricultural farming, oil, and fracking are contributing to desertification and “mega drought” in the Western Plains states.
Rewilding: Nature in balance and as it was created, to benefit all inhabitants. Rewilding native species is now a well-documented practice and the results are significant. Cana has funded the provision of scientific proof that the horse is native and therefore can be returned to land to help restore balance.
How Cana Is Working To Rebalance
For over a decade, CANA has worked through science-backed education to create legislation to effectuate rewilding initiatives. In addition, materials such as a children’s book series and Manda Kalimian’s upcoming biography, Born to Rewild are being developed to further public exposure and education.