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About the Grants

The Rufford Foundation is a UK registered charity which funds nature conservation projects across the developing world. To date the Foundation has awarded grants to over 3000 projects in 155 countries.

There are five stages of funding and applications from conservationists are welcome through the dedicated website.

Through its Conference programme, the Foundation encourages the sharing of knowledge and best practice throughout the conservation world.


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Read the news from the Rufford Small Grants Foundation and supported projects. You can see the latest updates from projects here.

RSG Conferences 2016

Mon, 21/03/2016 - 10:31

We are looking to hold small, in country conferences with past recipients (particularly in Cambodia, Russia, Botswana, Namibia, Argentina, Ghana, Colombia and Mozambique). If you would like to organise one please contact:

Alternatively, these are the up and coming conferences and contact details:

November 2016 Sri Lanka - Contact Lalith:

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New Species of Gecko Named in Honour of The Rufford Foundation

Thu, 21/01/2016 - 11:51

Cyrtodactylus rufford, a new cave-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos, the new species is named in honour of the Rufford Foundation (UK) for its support to herpetofaunal research and conservation in Laos. The species epithet is to be treated as a noun in apposition, invariable.

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The New Punta Tombo Marine Protected Area in Argentina Benefits the World´s Largest Magellanic Penguin Colony

Mon, 07/12/2015 - 09:48

The new MPA is located at the central Patagonian coast, Argentina. It includes 60 kilometers of coastline and it will influence the management of 100,000 hectares that extend up to 12 nautical miles. Its main goal is to protect the feeding area of half a million Magellanic penguins that breed in nearby colonies.

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Upcoming conferences

November 2016 Sri Lanka - Contact Lalith:

January 2017 Recife, Brazil - Contact Pedro Henrique Pereira:

January 2017 China - Contact Paras:,

February 2017 Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - Contact Mshana John:

Past conferences: