Principal Office: USA
Rare aims to build the capacity of conservation leaders in developing countries to change human behaviors that are destructive to the environment.
Rare does this by choosing local implementing partners that lead “pride campaigns” to inspire communities to take pride in their natural heritage, and to work towards conservation solutions that do not sacrifice other needs.
Rare offers packages of training and related services, and it helps implementation partners to locate funding for their pride campaigns.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
1 — Pride Campaigns. Rare provides training, technical support, and mentoring to partner organizations it selects to lead pride campaigns. In each partner organization, a staff person is chosen to manage the pride campaign. Rare financially supports campaign managers to receive university training that alternates with field work at the conservation sites.
Rare’s implementing partners are a cross-section of local, regional, and international organizations. Existing partners include conservation NGOs; several types of cultural and educational organizations; government units and agencies; and international organizations engaged in local conservation projects.
About the program
Link to Rare’s regional offices
2 — Solution Search. In Solution Search, Rare partners with other organizations to sponsor a competition of local environmental success stories (i.e., “solutions”) that have excellent potential be replicated elsewhere.
Each Solution Search is defined by a particular conservation topic or theme. The top-rated entries in the competition are awarded cash prizes and opportunities to participate in Pride Campaigns.
Nominations need to be submitted before the posted calendar deadline.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
Rare does not define geographical boundaries for its work. To date, Pride Campaigns have been located in the following world regions, applying the structure of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands
Latin America and Caribbean
Rare’s website is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, and Bahasa Indonesia.
Rare presents a selection of Pride Campaigns around the world, and their achievements.
Rare provides contact information.
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