Animal Rescue Network - Southeast Asia

When people are prepared, animals are protected

Every minute counts when there's a disaster.

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The Southeast Asia Animal Rescue Network prepares communities to rescue animals in the event of a disaster.


Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis are constant threats to people and animals living in Southeast Asia. When the worst happens, animals lose their homes, their food, and access to human care.

In the past, animal rescue organizations worked in isolation. But piecemeal efforts lacked a capacity to scale, and the collective impact couldn’t reach its full potential. Government agencies and NGOs in Southeast Asia needed a coordinated response.


After Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in 2013, IFAW convened organizations and government agencies to create a collective plan and maximize rescue efforts. What started in one country is now a network spreading across Southeast Asia—from the Philippines to Indonesia to Vietnam.

Individually, countries are creating national plans to help animals when natural disasters strike. Collectively, countries share resources, knowledge, and talent so every place is prepared to protect itself and its animals.

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When a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia, network rescuers saved 15 exotic birds in Sulawesi.

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Animal Rescue Network - Southeast Asia

Every minute counts when there's a disaster.

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