UNESCO the Rapid Response Facility and Fauna & Flora International: Inviting Applications to fund emergency conservation activities in high-biodiversity value sites facing acute threats.

Donor Name: UNESCO the Rapid Response Facility and Fauna & Flora International
Funding name: The Rapid Response Facility Fund

Funding brief: The Rapid Response Facility accepts applications year-round, and prioritizes its resources to fund emergency conservation activities in high-biodiversity value sites facing acute threats.

The Facility aims to review all applications and provide a funding decision to applicants within eight working days (on average). If approved, funds are transferred to grantees immediately to ensure emergency response can proceed as quickly as possible.

Deadline: The Rapid Response Facility accepts applications year-round.

Funding details link: http://www.rapid-response.org/?page_id=9

Funding limit: The RRF provides support for rapid responses to emergency situations and immediate threats to biodiversity in a host of eligible sites worldwide. Grants of US $5,000 to US $30,000 are awarded for a period of up to six months.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: A period of up to six months

Eligible organization:
● 
Statutory agencies responsible for site management (for example, national natural resource/wildlife agencies, park managers, etc.);
● Registered local, national or international non-governmental organizations; and
● The private sector (including local and multinational corporations).

Eligibility:
● RRF grants are available to support emergency conservation activities within, or impacting on, a host of natural World Heritage sites worldwide. Grants are very occasionally made available to other eligible sites.
● RRF grants are restricted to countries that are eligible for Official Development Assistance according to the Development Assistance committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
● Within these countries, eligible sites include:
● All sites inscribed onto the World Heritage List under criterion N(iv) (before 2005) or criterion (x) (from 2005), indicating high biodiversity value;
● All sites inscribed onto the World Heritage List under criterion N(iii) (before 2005) or criterion (vii) (from 2005), where the value of the site relates specifically to biodiversity;
● Nominated sites whose inscription to the World Heritage List was deferred due to immediate threats to their ecological integrity;
● Sites intended for natural World Heritage site nomination that have been identified as meeting the relevant criteria for nomination (e.g. sites inscribed on national World Heritage Tentative Lists).
● Other Eligible Sites: In exceptional circumstances, the Rapid Response Facility may make funding available to address conservation emergencies in sites which are currently outside of the World Heritage site network, but which are acknowledged globally as areas of high biodiversity value. Types of site that may be considered include:
● UNESCO Man & Biosphere Reserves;
● Alliance for Zero Extinction sites;
● Ramsar sites;
● Important Bird Areas or Key Biodiversity Areas; and
● Arcadia Fund sites.
● Please note that no grants are made to individuals.

Submission mail: rrf@fauna-flora.org

Other important link:
Form: http://www.rapid-response.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/RRF_Application_Form_English_2012.doc
World Heritage List: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list

How to apply: The completed application form should be submitted to the RRF Secretariat at rrf@fauna-flora.org .

 

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