Securing the homes of endangered species is essential to their persistence and long-term viability and can offer a myriad of other benefits for nature and humanity. In addition, the creation of nature reserves is one of the most proven and effective tools in conservation. The QRFN exists to help local conservation organizations around the world secure and protect important sites for conservation. A key criterion in award selection is how the investment will help avoid extinction for rare species. Our Advisory Panel of 50 top global biodiversity specialists review projects on an all-volunteer basis, ensuring that all donations go to funding land acquisition.