Rapid Response Facility launches new website

The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) has just launched a new website at www.rapid-response.org.

The RRF is an emergency small grants programme jointly operated by FFI, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and the United Nations Foundation. With a target processing time for grant applications of just eight working days, the RRF provides rapid support to enable conservation practitioners to tackle emergencies in some of the World’s most important sites for biodiversity.

For those interested in approaching the RRF for emergency funding, the new website provides details on application procedures, funding criteria, and case studies of past RRF grants.

The site also houses tools and guidance for practitioners dealing with emergency conservation response around the globe. These include resources developed as part of FFI’s exploration of the value of partnerships between conservation and development practitioners in post-conflict and post-disaster situations.

At the request of several RRF grantees, the new website also features an interactive forum where past and current grantees, potential applicants and other interested parties can pose questions and share experiences of conservation emergency.

In the coming weeks the website will also be available in French & Spanish.

For further information, please contact the RRF Secretariat at
[email protected]


To date it has supported rapid interventions in 14 UNESCO designated natural World Heritage sites, responding to the conservation impacts of a range of emergencies such as natural disaster, armed conflict and sudden increases in illegal activity within these protected areas.