Animal protection and disaster risk reduction

World Animal Protection works together with governments, intergovernmental organisations, NGOs and local partners, to empower communities in disaster-prone areas in preparing for the future.

The role of animal protection in disaster risk reduction

While disaster responses prioritise the immediate needs of people, effective risk reduction measures must address a community’s long-term resilience and recovery. Such activities focus on mitigating the negative effects that extend beyond the initial disaster. For people reliant on animals, this means a ‘big picture’ approach encompassing the welfare of both people and animals.

The case studies and briefings below explore the role animals play across key issues such as food security, economic development and livelihoods. Spanish translations of the documents are available where there is a link below the image. 


Case studies and briefings on animal protection and disaster risk reduction