Temitope Egbelakin

University of Newcastle Australia
Country: Australia


Temitope Egbelakin is a Professor of Construction Mgt. /Disaster Resilience
from the School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Newcastle (UON), University Drive, Callaghan NSW 2308 Australia.

Community Resilience in Animal Evacuation in Rural and Isolated Communities

Animal evacuation in rural and isolated communities is essential to emergency management. However, the success of animal evacuation is highly dependent on the level of community resilience. Therefore, this study investigated the role of community resilience in animal evacuation in rural and isolated communities. A qualitative approach was used to investigate the role of community resilience in animal evacuation, including interviews and focus groups with community members and emergency management stakeholders. The findings showed that communities with high levels of resilience were more likely to evacuate animals effectively during emergencies. In addition, the study identified various community-led initiatives that improve community resilience, such as developing animal evacuation plans and training programs. The findings provided valuable insights for emergency management stakeholders and policymakers to enhance community resilience through effective communication, community engagement, preparedness planning, and resource availability. By promoting community resilience in rural and isolated communities, stakeholders can successfully evacuate animals during emergencies, thus protecting the well-being of animals and the wider community.