Wild Lands, Wild Horses – docu on American wild horses

Wildlife photographers Jamie Baldanza and Deb Lee Carson, join forces to document and interview scientists, ranchers, government officials, and wildlife advocates on the uncertain future of America’s wild horses. Wild Lands Wild Horses seeks to save America’s iconic western heritage and offer solutions that will work for all special interest groups involved in public lands. WLWH seeks to raise awareness about the 45,000 wild horses in need of adoptive homes and their ongoing need to stay on range. This groundbreaking docuseries has already won multiple film festival awards including: Wildlife Conservation Film Festival, Awareness Festival, LA Femme International Film Festival,… Continue reading

Feral desert donkeys are digging wells, giving water to parched wildlife

Research by Lundgren, Wallach and Ramp suggests that wild equids are filling the void of extinct megafauna and are contributing to biodiversity. In particular, they have been found to find water in desert areas which are used by many species. There is also evidence that wild horses are doing this in Australia. “…research didn’t evaluate the impact of donkey-dug wells in arid Australia. But Australia is home to most of the world’s feral donkeys, and it’s likely their wells support wildlife in similar ways. Across the Kimberley in Western Australia, helicopter pilots regularly saw strings of wells in dry streambeds…. Continue reading

Meet the CANA Foundation – “Horses, Humans, Habitat”

CANA Foundation exists to support a sustainable environment with specific emphasis on the connections between America’s Wild Horses, their value for our habitat and Land Conservation, and the impact that has on our future.Cana shows support for Native Communities in an effort to acknowledge their understanding and reverence for nature and the horse, allowing the Rewilding of native lands and all peoples. These important actions allow a shift in education and awareness globally for land conservation and the importance of Rewilding of our planet and humans. Through our Giving Wheel we create a continuous commitment to education,  action and inspiration to enable others to move CANA… Continue reading

Pioneer of PZP in Wild Horses Dies at 75

PZP has been used in fertility control programs in the United States since 1989.  Through the years, advances in PZP and other fertility control vaccines have improved delivery and efficacy making them a more viable alternative to lethal control methods. Jay Kirkpatrick was arguably the most influential person in the development of this humane method of controlling over abundant species. For the full article… Pioneer of PZP birth control in wild horses dies at 75 Continue reading

The Secret Lives of Horses (from Scientific American)

  Scientists have long studied the best ways to train and treat domesticated horses, but they largely ignored the behavior of free-ranging horses. Recent research has begun to fill that gap.  Observations from long-term studies of wild horses show that the conventional, male-centric view of their power dynamics is wrong.  In fact, females often call the shots, employing tactics such as cooperation and persistence to get their way.  more…   Continue reading