WellBeing News Archive

Are suburban yards/gardens good for wildlife?  If you are one of the 57 million Americans who feed and watch birds at home that question may seem a little silly. And that number does not include the additional 15 million people who say they enjoy observing...

There are many organizations, municipalities and individuals around the world dedicating time, resources and much attention and love to the well-being of dogs and ending dog homelessness. Often, these projects do not have sufficient resources to reach the number of dogs to have measurable impact...

A relatively recent saying, attributed to many different people, is that “prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.”  In contrast, Peter Drucker, the global management guru, is quoted as saying that “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” ...

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...

Editor's foreward: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. As part of its mission, WBI advocates for the safety and care of the human and animal victims of domestic violenceIt is now widely recognized that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a ripple effect with unintended consequences...

In 2020, there were reportedly over 5 billion unique mobile phone users worldwide (two-thirds of the world’s total population). Of these, 2.9 billion are using smartphones. These numbers translate to the growing availability of an extraordinary global marketplace for ideas and influence. Every smartphone user...

The UN World Tourism Agency published a report in 2015 on the importance of wildlife tourism to national economies in Africa. About half of global wildlife tourism involves a visit to an African country, resulting in 6 million tourists a year visiting Sub-Saharan Africa (about...

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