The Rufford Foundation is a UK based charity. Our main remit is to offer Rufford Small Grants for nature conservation projects in the developing world. There are five stages of funding available.

On this website you can track the progress of hundreds of supported projects around the world, and use the online application procedure to submit new projects..


Project Map

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The Application for the Whitley Awards 2016 is now OPEN – the deadline for applications is October 31st 2015.

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering ‘Whitley Awards’ to dynamic conservation leaders around the world. Whitley Awards are both an international profile prize and a form of project funding (currently worth £35,000 over one year).

RSG Conferences 2015 & 2016

If you would like further information regarding the current booked conferences, please use the contacts below.

October 2015 Bhutan - Contact Jigme:

January 2016 Peru - Contact Renata: or find more information on

March 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Contact Jelic:

Chile Conference 2015

Video produced from the RSG Chile Conference 2015