Although lockdown has been partially lifted Raptor Research and Conservation Foundation (RRCF) would again ask everyone to “STAY SAFE at home” wherever they are in order to limit and prevent the spread of this lethal virus.
Most of you are working from home in these trying times and we would like to express our thanks to all of you for supporting the activities of the Foundation with the same fervour and dedication.
We are especially concerned for some of our grant recipients who are still in the field since they could not return to the safety of their homes because of the Government’s total travel ban. We urge you to limit your field work to the extent that you are allowed to by the local district administration.
RRCF’s office is shut but please be assured that we are continuing to operate as close to normal as possible. We would like to inform you that
- We will continue to fund our on-going projects and will do our best to disburse our grants in a timely manner. Banks are operating with limited staff so there could be delays in remitting funds to you.
- Please do let us know how you are managing your field team and whether you expect any issues with your normal reporting system. However, if it becomes impossible to continue your field work please inform us.
- Meanwhile, we will continue to promote research activities on raptors and their conservation initiatives.
- We will continue to review and process your new proposals but we may take longer to respond under the present circumstances. Please keep in mind that any start-up date you envision for your project will have to be under the Advisory notifications of the Government and the State administrations.
Raptor Research and Conservation Foundation abides by the Government’s directives on measures for containment of Covid-19.
Always wear a face mask and keep a safe distance between yourself and the next person.
Some of you may be able to get clearance from the concerning authorities to allow you to resume office and visit your field sites however, please note that you and your colleagues fully understand the risks involved, and are doing so of your own volition. You and your colleagues are not in any way pressurised by RRCF to resume your projects and that RRCF is not responsible in any way for job hazards encountered particularly related to COVID-19, nor will RRCF monitor work conditions related to COVID-19 situation.
Kindly keep checking our website for further updates should the situation change in the coming months.