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 OR
- Assessments of community and government interest in Protected Area creation
Take the Eligibility Questionnaire
If you are interested in applying to become a partner, you must first complete our eligibility questionnaire. If deemed eligible, you will be prompted to download instructions to submit a concept note for initial project evaluation. Successful applicants will then be contacted and invited to submit a full application.