Overview

  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff51-100
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1973
Conservation is about people. For more than 25 years, Rare has empowered local communities in over 50 countries to shift from being resource users to environmental stewards. Rare’s unique approach appeals to hearts and minds through proven marketing techniques. Rare trains local leaders to lead change, leaving a legacy of increased capacity and a sense of ownership, responsibility and pride in conservation. The change lasts. That’s Rare. Their Vision Rare envisions a world in which conservation is not an issue, but a way of life.  They believe that conservation movements, once solely the domain of nature lovers and scientists, now must become human movements, for the solutions their planet requires transcend biological health and preservation and, as such, they must integrate social, economic and political interventions. For over 40 years and across more than 50 countries and 350 campaigns, they have leveraged their behavior change expertise to have enduring impact for both people and nature alike. What makes them rare? What is the one variable that is central and essential to any possible enduring conservation solution? People. So, if they agree that people are the “must have” answer to their global conservation crisis, then the question is: How do they change human behavior? And, more to the point, how do they change human behavior on a scale sufficient to make a difference in communities nationally, and globally? That’s Rare’s ambition. And, behavior change is their secret sauce. In fact, they are the leading behavior change experts in conservation. They intentionally work with people first to ensure conservation solutions will last. You might say their unique approach is 100% people-powered. They tap into humans’ intrinsic desire to cooperate and empower communities to solve their own natural resource management challenges. With their help, communities become avid fans and staunch protectors of the environment around them, creating good jobs, reliable food sources and improving lives along the way. Notable victories include preserving the Amazonian parrot species, creating national parks and improving water, forest and coral reef ecosystems around the world. All of this starts with Rare training and supporting local conservation champions to design, execute and lead behavior change campaigns within their communities. Their programs hope to accomplish change for good Over the next five years, they will take their behavior change formula for impact from local to national levels, keeping their community work at the core but also engaging governments and creating economic incentives to increase and accelerate solution adoption. With this as their guiding approach, they are taking on some of the world’s most critical challenges. Oceans They are addressing the single greatest near-term threat to oceans through coastal fishery restoration. Climate They are globalizing community-based climate mitigation and adaptation practices. Fresh Water They are protecting and sustaining the world’s most biodiverse watersheds. Clean Agriculture They are piloting sustainable agricultural approaches to help transform a chronically “dirty” industry.  At the same time, they are also upping their innovation in: Behavior Change They are bringing in new academic and private sector thought partners to keep them at the top of their game. Impact Investing They are actively seeking investment opportunities for the Meloy Fund, the first fisheries-focused impact investment fund in the Philippines and Indonesia. Where they work: The developing world holds the richest remaining biodiversity. And, developing countries will ultimately play a huge role in determining just how radically their climate will change, how many species will become extinct and to what extent food and water supplies will be exhausted or contaminated. To this end, the developing world is where they focus the majority of their work.  Diving one level deeper, they are invite only and solely work in places in which there is demand and in regions in which communities have outsized influence on how natural resources are managed.  

Where is Rare
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Careers

1Current job
156Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Research and Policy Project Manager
    France
  • Events Junior Manager
    France
  • Vice President, Foundations Relations
    United States
  • Managing Director, New Programs
    United States

Staff at Rare have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • research & development
  • events / training
  • market research
  • climate change

Funders

  • world bank group
  • children's investment fund foundation
  • goal global

Countries

  • united states
  • philippines
  • guatemala
  • colombia
  • indonesia

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Arlington
  • 1310 Courthouse Road

Experience

Primary sectors

Conservation
Market Research
Monitoring / Evaluation
Events / Training
Research & Development
Tertiary Education
Aquaculture
Public Administration
Climate Change
Architecture / Design

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