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Climate Change: The silent terminator that could m...
16.07.2019

Irregular changes in climate and extreme weather events are already affecting biodiversity across the globe. Sea levels are rising, and oceans are becoming warmer, which increases the frequency of cyclones. More prolonged, more intense droughts threaten crops, wildlife, and freshwater supplies. Our planet’s diversity of life is at risk because of the erratic climate. Climate change poses a fundamental threat to species, communities, and people’s livelihood.

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Drought and Desertification
18.06.2019

The 2019 World Day to Combat Drought and Desertification celebrates the 25 years of progress made by countries on sustainable land management. This year it is celebrated under the theme "Let's grow the future together" that encourages to look at the broad picture of the next 25 years where we will achieve land degradation neutrality.

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Hurricane Season 2019: Uncertain Future for Over 7...
11.06.2019

According to the World Veterinary Association, more than 70% of the world’s most impoverished communities depend on livestock for milk, meat, eggs and income.

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Ministries of agriculture and civil defenses join ...
11.06.2018

We hosted a regional meeting to analyse how disasters affect livelihoods

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Racing to save animals after deadly Guatemala volc...
08.06.2018

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Helping thousands of animals after floods and land...
06.06.2018

Helping thousands of animals after floods and landslides hit Sri Lanka

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Mongolia Dzud
30.05.2018

Mongolia is facing a third consecutive year of severe drought and harsh “dzud” winter conditions. World Animal Protection and the Mongolian Red Cross Society delivered immediate relief (mineral blocks, milk replacement powder, vitamins) to 1,000 households caring for the animals with the highest mortality risk.

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Governments must commit to protecting animals in d...
25.05.2018

Protecting animals in disasters is critical to reducing suffering, and safeguarding food security and livelihoods

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Making livestock central to disaster response in A...
05.04.2018

Billions of animals affected by disasters could be protected following our recommendations at a conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, earlier this year

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Animal welfare at India's humanitarian summit
12.03.2018

​​​​We recently attended the India Resilience Summit in New Delhi, to highlight the importance of including animals in humanitarian discussions and programmes

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Caring for more than 8,000 animals after Cyclone A...
13.02.2018

Cyclone Ava: we’re caring for more than 8,000 wild animals, pets and farm animals in Madagascar

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Animals in need after Philippines's Mayon Volcano ...
31.01.2018

Rescuing burnt and injured animals in the Philippines after Mayon Volcano eruption

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Animals suffer as volcano relentlessly erupts on V...
30.01.2018

Our disaster response team has rushed to Ambae Island in Vanuatu, east of Australia. Tens of thousands of pets and farm animals are afraid, and facing death and illness due to an endlessly erupting volcano and descending volcanic ash. They’re in dire need of our help

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Just as animals begin to recover from Hurricane Ir...
20.09.2017

Just as animals begin to recover from Hurricane Irma, new disaster approaches

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We deploy to protect animals in Hurricane Irma's p...
08.09.2017

Hurricane Irma: We deploy to protect the animals in its path

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