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 suffer as volcano relentlessly erupts on V...
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 helpLearn more
Protecting animals in the face of a changing clima...
To mark Earth Day 2017 (April 22), one of our experts shares information on how we’re protecting animals from natural disastersLearn more
UN pledges support to animals in disasters
As our disaster response team addresses the needs of animals in Vanuatu, great steps forward for animal protection have emerged from the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk ReductionLearn more