Andrew Rowan Archive

Have you ever wondered what effect end-of-year seasonal rituals have on well-being? Here is a brief description of what the celebrations are about and where they occur. The end of the Western calendar year (Gregorian – established in 1582), based on the Earth’s revolution around the sun, brings a variety of...

An earlier issue of WellBeing News explored the shifting historical baselines phenomenon. This phenomenon illustrates the tendency of ecologists to use recent wildlife population numbers as the baseline for their studies, even though the recent wildlife population may be much lower than the population 50...

Prodigal Pets: A History of Animal Sheltering in America and the Origin of the No Kill Movement (2018) by Susan K. HouserReplacing Myth with Math: Using Evidence-Based Programs to Eradicate Shelter Overpopulation by Peter Marsh, Town and Country Reprographics, Inc.There are very few publications that provide...

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...

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