Vol. 3 Issue 1, January 2021

WellBeing International || Tales of WellBeing
Solutions for People, Animals and Environment
Black rhinos in Africa

An African Conservation Cinderella Story

Wildlife conservation in Africa receives funding for anti-poaching and conservation science but very little for management and leadership training. Guy Pfefferman discusses the need for good management in African conservation efforts. The Northern Rangelands Trust and its member conservancies in Kenya are highlighted along with their efforts to include more women in wildlife management.

Mangrove Restoration Supports People, Animals and Environment
Many people in Kenya’s coastal communities derive their livelihoods from the sea. These livelihoods are being threatened by the loss of coastal mangrove forest. Mangrove restoration projects provide an excellent example of nature conservation that benefits the local communities, the animals that use and live in mangrove swamps and the environment. READ MORE

Book Review: Underdogs
Dr. Kevin Morris reviews the book “Underdogs: Pets, People and Poverty” by Arnold Arluke and Andrew Rowan, covering the growing movement toward creating affordable veterinary care programs in high-poverty and low-access communities. The book not only looks at the barriers of cost and access but addresses inherent and systemic biases that impede pet owners in these communities from participating in such pet-care programs. READ MORE

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