Since 2013, Fondation Franz Weber supports the Rapid Response Facility (RRF), a program created by the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), which allows rapid action and the immediate release of up to USD 30,000 if a World Heritage Site is under threat.
The RFF already helped counter many situations of danger for World Heritage sites throughout the world. Currently, the foundation is particularly concerned with the situation of the Garamba National Park, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where 78 elephants have been killed for their tusks since May 2014. A Rapid Response Facility emergency plan strives to improve the protection of the elephants and other animals in the Park as quickly as possible. In particular, the plan provides for humanitarian help to the employees and rangers of the Park, as well as a strengthening of the rangers’ activities.
You will find all information on the RRF and the current emergency plans in the official summary « Legacy Review ».
Information on the partnership between FFW and UNESCO: www.ffw.ch/en/camp_detalle/partenariat-avec-l39unesco/14
Rapid Response Facility: www.rapid-response.org/
World Heritage Centre: whc.unesco.org/fr/
Fauna & Flora International: www.fauna-flora.org/