National conference on animal disaster management: A joint initiative of NDMA and WSPA

Meeting or Conference
World Animal Protection, Disaster Management) (WSPA)
Other organizer:
National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA)
17-18 Apr 2013
India (New Delhi)
K.K. Birala Auditorium, FICCI

Disaster not only causes loss of life, damages to environment and properties, but has immediate and progressive impact on animals as well, resulting in animal deaths, suffering and economic losses. Hundreds of thousands of animals are affected during disasters such as drought, cyclones, earthquakes, landslides, floods and epidemics. A holistic approach and collective efforts are required to address the issues of animal disaster management more effectively. This may contribute to avoid or minimize the animal suffering, save the animals lives and livelihood of millions of people through protection of animals in disasters.

Preparedness culture is to be inculcated on animal disaster management through awareness, effective information sharing, appropriate education and efficient communication. Join the path of building a safer and disaster resilient India by taking the holistic approach through collective efforts. Key topics:

  • Regulatory and institutional perspective on animal disaster management in India

  • Causes and impacts of disasters on animals.

  • Transboundry animal diseases, epidemics, pandemics and zoonosis

  • Emergency response for animals in disasters.

  • Preparedness, prevention and mitigation strategies in animal disaster management.

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Target audience

The university faculty, students, policy makers, government staff, individuals engaged in the field of disaster management, allied institutions, non government organization staff, volunteers and community are to be sensitized and trained in animal care during response, recovery and rehabilitation in case of disaster.


Recovery, Food Security & Agriculture
Cyclone, Drought, Earthquake, Epidemic & Pandemic, Flood, Land Slide
The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015 The Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction took place in 2015.
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