The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) has grown through the support of our key partners, who recognise our unrivalled value in saving some of the world’s best-known and iconic sites from disaster by providing a proven, immediate and cost-effective response in times of crisis.

With their help, the RRF has directed more than $1,000,000 of rapid funding directly to on the ground emergencies, responding to disasters threatening natural World Heritage sites. 

However, disasters by their very nature cannot be predicted. To meet this uncertain future, we are looking for partners like you to join us and become a much needed guardian of our planet’s natural World Heritage.

If you’re interested in becoming a partner we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at for more information from the Secretariat about how you can directly support our emergency relief actions.


Galápagos land iguana. Credit: Francesco Bandarin