Rare Conservation Fellows
A Global Network of Change Agents
Rare trains local conservation leaders around the world in methods to change human behaviors that are destructive to the environment. These Rare Conservation Fellows take on global issues, but tackle them at the local level. They focus on threats that communities can influence like deforestation, overfishing and poaching.
Changing Behaviors to Protect Resources
The fellows adapt and replicate demonstrated conservation solutions. Effectively implementing a community-based solution means providing economic incentives, training in more sustainable practices, accessing new tools and technologies, as well as changing attitudes and social norms. The fellows inspire people to take pride in the species and habitats that make their communities unique, while creating real incentives and alternatives to change environmentally destructive behaviors.
Accredited Multilingual Training Program
Fellows who successfully complete their two-year projects earn a master’s degree in communication with an emphasis on conservation. Rare’s training program has been accredited by The University of Texas at El Paso, a leader in social marketing. The training is delivered by Rare staff around the world in four languages: English, Spanish, Mandarin and Indonesian.
Global Network of Local Leaders
Rare Conservation Fellows have launched more than 200 campaigns in over 50 countries reaching about 10 million people. The fellows bring strong leadership to the conservation field. Alumni are mentoring new fellows, managing national parks and driving change in their nations’ environmental policies. This network of local leaders is demonstrating every day that community-led conservation is not only possible, but powerful.
Sponsor Rare Conservation Fellows
Through the “Sponsor the Fellows” program, you can play a unique role in conserving the world's natural resources at the local level. A gift of $10,000 or more helps Rare select, train and support these outstanding conservation leaders who are changing how their communities relate to nature.
As a sponsor you will join a group of committed conservationists who believe that truly sustainable change has to happen at the local level.
For more information on how you can support the Rare Conservation Fellows program, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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