Many of the world’s disasters occur without warning. Such events can have devastating and irreversible consequences for natural habitats and species, if there is not swift action.
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) plays an essential role in reducing the impact of such disasters, by providing rapid relief to the world’s most irreplaceable sites, when it’s needed most.
Since 2006, the RRF has provided support in 50 emergency situations, and spent more than a $1M.
Our most recent experience with the RRF was the funding received by @MKT to support forest fires fighting on Mt. Kenya.
The Covid 19 Response – the Partners Crisis Response Fund
A more recent edition of the RRF is the Partners Crisis Response Fund. This Fund has been used most recently to provide financial support to FFI partners in the greater Laikipia landscape. Most of these funds are supporting rangers, law enforcement and security on conservancies who are suffering from the short-fall in tourism revenue. More than USD$1M has been dispersed by FFI in May 2020. Kenya by far was the largest recipient.
NRT – $250,000
Ol Pejeta Conservancy – $100,000
Ol Ari Nyiro-Mukutan Conservancy – $62,000
In addition, KWCA received $250,000 for community conservancy support.
Partners in Uganda, Vietnam, Romania, Honduras, Belize, DRC, Mozambique, South Africa, Sao-Tome/Principe, Tajikistan, Georgia, Brava, and Cape Verde, also benefited.
You can find their full report here: https://cms.fauna-flora.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020_FFI_Partner-Crisis-Support-Fund.pdf