The latest news in our animals in disasters work
Our Lungs Are Burning
Since July, nightmarish fires have scorched over 6 million acres of Siberian forest. In Alaska, fires have consumed over 2.5 million acres of tundra & cold forest, making experts fear the combination of wildfires + climate change could permanently alter the region’s ecosystem.Learn more
How Odisha’s Disaster Plan Saved People and Animal...
“India’s zero-casualty approach to managing extreme weather events is a major contribution to the implementation of the Sendai Framework and the reduction of loss of life from such events,” said Mami Mizutori, Head of the Geneva-based UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).Learn more
Climate Change: The silent terminator that could m...
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.Learn more
Animals still in urgent need after Indonesia earth...
Our disaster response team is on Sulawesi island working hard to help farm animals and pets survive. The magnitude 7.5 earthquake triggered a tsunami which wrecked everything in its pathLearn more
Thousands of animals suffering after intense Costa...
We rush to rescue 16,000 dogs, cows, horses, cats and more, who’ve been left weak and injured by the disaster in the Limón regionLearn more
Protecting animals from natural disasters before t...
It’s not enough to respond only after a disaster has struck. This International Day for Disaster Reduction (October 13), our disasters project manager highlights the importance of proactively protecting animals and animal ownersLearn more
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.Learn more
Making livestock central to disaster response in A...
Billions of animals affected by disasters could be protected following our recommendations at a conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, earlier this yearLearn more
Animal welfare at India's humanitarian summit
We recently attended the India Resilience Summit in New Delhi, to highlight the importance of including animals in humanitarian discussions and programmesLearn more