Disasters are escalating in both frequency and severity, unleashing devastation on a scale that is sadly becoming all too familiar. Humans are not alone in facing the resultant outcomes of these ongoing natural disasters — animals and wildlife are also forced to share the same burdens, enduring an aftermath that can result in widespread death and long-term habitat destruction. IFAW’s new report, Beyond Rescue: Animals in Disasters, highlights the work of IFAW’s Disaster Response & Risk Reduction team on the ground in the United States, stresses the importance of including animals in emergency disaster response, and offers a blueprint of how we can all better prepare in the future.
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