Andrew Rowan Archive

Mostly, the news featuring orangutans is very depressing. In just sixteen years (1999-2015), wild Bornean orangutan populations have declined by over 100,000 according to a recent estimate. CITES reports that the Bornean orangutan population (changed to “critically endangered” in 2016) has declined by 86% since...

Early this century, independent scholar Jonathan Burt, author of the Reaktion book Animals in Film, persuaded the publisher to produce a series of books on specific animals that would comb ine a broad mix of human-animal interactions and feature each animal’s role in the arts and...

Thirty years ago, the Kruger National Park in South Africa was managing its elephant population at a population of around 7,500 elephants via an annual culling program. This stopped in the mid-1990s and Kruger then began to translocate elephants to private conservancies and other provincial...

A longtime animal welfare colleague, Robert Blizard, started a blog, Animal Matters, last October. As of today, he has posted fifteen articles or a little more than four per month to the site. As part of a team trying to maintain a schedule of two...

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