Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards
Applications for Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards are reviewed on a rolling basis. Rainforest Trust provides Rapid Protected-Area Feasibility Awards to encourage conservationists and researchers to evaluate important potential sites for creating new Protected Areas. Awards average $5,000.
Successful applications should exhibit clear intent to establish a new Protected Area and one or more of the following:
- Plan to evaluate the presence and abundance of Endangered or Critically Endangered species within unprotected sites
- Efforts to evaluate land ownership of unprotected sites where Endangered or Critically Endangered species are found
- Efforts to negotiate land prices and gauge willingness to sell privately owned land
- Assessments of community and government interest in Protected Area creation
Complete the Eligibility Questionnaire
If you are interested in applying to become a partner or in applying for a Feasibility Award, please complete one of the following eligibility questionnaires. If you have any questions, please contact us at SAVES@RainforestTrust.org.
If you have any questions about the process of applying to be a partner through the SAVES Challenge, contact a Rainforest Trust conservation officer at the above email. If deemed eligible, you will be prompted to download instructions to submit a concept note for initial project evaluation. Successful applicants will then be invited to submit a full application.