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The Rapid Response Facility

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Written by: Rob Harris
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The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) is an emergency small grant programme that provides rapid support to sites of global biodiversity importance during times of crisis, with a particular focus on UNESCO designated natural World Heritage sites.

Decisions on applications are made within an average of eight days. This enables the RRF to occupy a unique niche as a support mechanism for emergency conservation issues.

The Rapid Response Facility is jointly operated by:

  • UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • United Nations Foundation
  • Fauna & Flora International

The RRF website contains a wealth of information about the Facility, its funding criteria, past grant recipients and details on how to apply for emergency conservation support.

The RRF Secretariat based at Fauna & Flora International welcomes enquiries and can be contacted directly by email, for advice on how to submit an application.

Written by
Rob Harris

Rob has been working at Fauna & Flora International since summer 2008, after working abroad for a couple of years as a Project and Expedition Leader for a gap year travel company. Rob spent most of his time in Swaziland and southern Africa, working on community and conservation projects to help protect Africa’s amazing wildlife whilst improving the lives of its people. Rob's job is split between our Asia-Pacific Programme and the Rapid Response Facility, an emergency conservation intervention initiative for UNESCO natural World Heritage sites facing acute threats to biodiversity. The Facility is run in conjunction with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

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