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Wildfire season is already underway, tropical storm Elsa is heading toward Orlando, and heat emergencies have gripped the West Coast. Part of adapting to a world affected by climate change is being prepared for disasters that may arise. While this is important for you, your home, and your family, you should also have a disaster plan for your pets!
We sat down with IFAW’s Director of Disaster Response and Risk Reduction, Shannon Walajtys, to ask her about what pet disaster plans should look like and what you can do if you and your animals are caught off guard. Preparedness saves lives, so please take a moment to watch–especially if you’re a pet owner!
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Almost 1,000 of Florida’s manatees have died as of Oct.1 this year, setting a tragic record for the most deaths in a year, with two months left to go. Deaths were largely caused by starvation — the predator-less sea cows typically spend hours a day eating seagrass, but declining […]
Do you have a good eye? Are you surprisingly good at Where’s Waldo and like Walruses? If so, we have great opportunity for you! The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is seeking volunteers to help count Atlantic walruses…from space. Sea ice is retreating fast as global temperatures rise, forcing walruses to crowd on smaller floes […]
By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer At a UN conference in Kunming, China, President Xi Jinping set aside $230 million to form a fund that preserves biodiversity in developing countries. This announcement was made at the UN Convention on Biological Diversity talks (COP15) which are dedicated to preserving delicate ecosystems and preventing plants and animals […]
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