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
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
April 2017Efforts to protect natural World Heritage sites –the world’s most iconic wildlife sites – receive a boost today with the launch of a new website by the Rapid Response Facility (RRF).The RRF provides support to tackle emergencies in natural