Reports & Reviews
Protein Production and Consumption
February 27, 2020
By Kathleen Rowan and Andrew Rowan
Chart is from article, “Environmental impacts of food production” by Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser, published online at
For those interested in data and understanding current global challenges but who have not yet visited the website Our World in Data, we would strongly urge spending some time browsing the site. This January a new article appeared addressing the very confusing issue of the greenhouse gases produced through different sources of protein production. Conflicting reports have argued that protein sourced from meat and fish either is, or is not, a major source of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but the article by Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser provides some clarity and answers.
Linking SDGs and Animal Welfare: A Global Perspective
September 10, 2019
By Kathleen Z. Rowan, BS, MPA
The theme of the Third African Animal Welfare conference was the connection between the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Animal Welfare. Dr. Andrew Rowan was asked to give a presentation that addressed how the SDGs intersected with global animal welfare. There are seventeen SDGs but due to time constraints he concentrated on five – Life below Water (14), Life on Land (15), Good Health and Well-being (3), Responsible Consumption (12), and Sustainable Cities and Communities (11).
References By Focus Areas
WellBeing News:
Environmental Sustainability & Humane Education
Companion Animals and Humane Communities
Plastics & Oceans
  • Our World in Data – is a program based at Oxford University in the United Kingdom that presents data and charts on the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) program. There are 17 such goals and Our World in Data presents the latest available data on 232 SDG indicators. Many of these charts will be of interest to followers of WellBeing International but we would draw specific attention to the article on plastics and plastic pollution in the ocean.
Wildlife Conservation and Human-Wildlife Conflict
Land Protection
Forthcoming Meetings/Events
April 1-3, 2020
June 29 – July 2, 2020
  • ISAZ 2020 Liverpool, UK: One Health, One Welfare: Wellbeing for all in human-animal interactions.
August 23-27, 2020
September 7-9, 2020
  • 4th African Animal Welfare Conference will be held in Accra, Ghana. Additional information will appear on the conference website in 2020.
September 15-17, 2020
September 15-16, 2021
  • 3rd One Welfare World Conference, Burgos, Spain. Check this website for updates.