PrepVet Online Course - How to protect animals from disasters (FREE)
The course is part of a consolidated effort to provide knowledge regarding disaster risk reduction and preparedness, intended to build capacity on livelihood protection throughout the disaster cycle, emphasizing aspects of animal protection and business continuity.
About the course
The number of natural disasters has increased significantly in recent years. This has resulted in loss of human and animal life and significant economic, social and environmental impact.
Disasters have diverse natural and man-made causes. When these factors are combined with other risks that have been building or are unresolved in risk-prone areas, there is a dramatic increase in the number of disasters.
Although many hazards are unavoidable, the vulnerability of communities can be reduced.
The objective of the PrepVet course is risk management and reduction, including understanding the factors that lead to emergencies and being prepared for them, to minimise animal losses.
Many people in risk-prone areas rely on animals for their livelihoods and survival. Therefore, protection of animals in disasters is a key focus of the strategies in this course. Protecting animals can be a means of guaranteeing the social, economic, emotional, food and environmental security of people.
The online PrepVet course is divided into three core topics:
- Disaster risk reduction (DRR) and management
- Climate change adaptation
- Basic care of animals during emergencies