Remembering Elmo Drilling

Last year, the world lost a conservationist who lived and breathed sustainability and conservation, Michael “Elmo” Drilling. Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Mr. Drilling worked for the Peace Corps, USAID, and served as PRCF Director from 1996-2014, later rejoining PRCF from 2018 until his passing.

Our Commitment to Biodiversity

This past month world leaders gathered together at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties to discuss collective solutions towards combating climate change. We at PRCF acknowledge with concern the increasing threats to global ecosystems and that a change of behavior is needed. At stake is the permanent loss of the Earth’s […]

PRCF Indonesia team among 108 Noteworthy Practices

West Kalimantan Patrol

Congratulations to Pak Imanul Huda, PRCF Indonesia Director, and the PRCF Indonesia team for their selection as one of the “108 Noteworthy Practices” for their work in “Creating Community Forestry and Enabling Long-term Stewardship of High Biodiversity Value Forests” at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of Parties for the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD). […]

PRCF photo contest winners

Congratulations to the two winners of our Where are all the Wild Things? photo contest. Renee Bell’s photo of a pangolin won first prize based on the number of Facebook ‘Likes’. Second place was won by Christine Rehman for her ‘backyard bear’ photo. This was our first photo contest, designed to celebrate PRCF’s 17th birthday […]

Snubby also found in Yunnan, China

A second small population of the recently discovered species, the Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri), has been discovered by scientists in China.

PRCF’s CEO Fernando Potess said ‘we are very pleased to learn that there are more Snubby groups beyond those discovered in Myanmar – perhaps even holding viable populations of the species’.

A second small population of the recently discovered species, the Myanmar Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus strykeri), has been discovered by scientists in China.

PRCF Named in List of Top-Rated Nonprofit Organizations

PRCF has been named to a new list of top-rated nonprofits by GreatNonprofits, a leading provider of user reviews for nonprofit organizations. The top-rated green nonprofits list is composed of organizations that have received at least ten positive reviews from stakeholders, such as volunteers, donors, or clients.

Join our Youth Ambassador Program!

Interested in conservation? Want to develop your networks and build leadership skills? Join our Youth Ambassador program and we’ll support your efforts to make a real difference.

Montreal 2010: Cocktail for a Cause

On December 8th 2010, the PRCF hosted their first public engagement event named “Cocktail for a Cause” in support of wildlife species and indigenous peoples’ projects in South-east Asia. The focus of the event was the “Tiger Conservation” project at the Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia, and the “Ikat and Environment” project in Indonesia. Video displays were used to raise awareness of efforts in these two PRCF Country Programs. Visit the event’s blog for details on the event, and to have access to the images and videos relating to the cocktail.

California 2010

In August 2010, the PRCF sent two representatives: Simi Bhagwandass (Program Development Officer) and Julie Cao (Governance and Communications Officer) on their first campaign in the United States aiming to raise awareness of, and funds for, the Foundations programming throughout South East Asia.

About the People Resources and Conservation Foundation

The People Resources and Conservation Foundation (PRCF) is a non-profit, non-government organization that promotes conservation, protection, and wise use of natural resources with sound social and economic development. The PRCF works with rural populations in developing countries, particularly with communities living adjacent to protected areas, remnant forests, and degraded lands and grasslands.