The Bale Mountains National Park is a tentative natural World Heritage Site in the Ethiopian highlands, and represents the largest area of afro-alpine habitat in Africa. The area is internationally recognised as a centre for biodiversity and endemism, with a
More than 20,000 hectares of land have been destroyed so far, including wildlife habitats and their biodiversity. Although a large proportion/majority of the fires have been controlled, the rainy season is not expected until late March/early April in this area.
The Galapagos Islands have been described as a ‘living museum and showcase of evolution’. The biodiversity of the Galapagos needs little introduction. The isolation of the islands has resulted in a rich diversity of endemic plants and animals, such as
Fernando de Noronha archipelago is located in the South Atlantic Ocean. This important site supports biological processes of the region and the rich waters are vital breeding and feeding grounds for tuna, shark, turtle and marine mammals. The archipelago is
In early 2018, following sweeping changes in the Nepalese government at local and national levels, RRF was quick to fund emergency research into the potential impacts of proposed road and rail developments that were anticipated to be rapidly advanced by
In 2017 the RRF awarded five emergency grants totalling over $100,000 to help combat a range of emergencies in natural UNESCO World Heritage sites in Africa and the Americas, including wildfires, a spike in illegal wildlife trade and a human-wildlife