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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 2017

Fri, 19/08/2016 - 10:31

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

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

October 2016 - Ghana - Contact Karenze Alphonse:

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Call for Applications for the Whitley Awards 2017

Thu, 11/08/2016 - 14:12

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).

The application period for the Whitley Awards 2017 is now OPEN – the deadline for applications is October 31st 2016.

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Tracks in a Tiger Economy

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 06:50

Malaysia has a decision to make: industrialization in the short-term or environmental preservation for the long-term. "Tracks in a Tiger Economy" looks at the challenges of protecting the endangered Malayan tiger in the wild, and demonstrates the vital connection between wildlife conservation and sustainable socio-economic development for this Southeast Asian nation.

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October 2016 Ghana - Contact Karenze Alphonse:

November 2016 Sri Lanka - Contact Lalith:

January 2017 Recife, Brazil - Contact Pedro Henrique Pereira:

January 2017 China - Contact Paras: or

February 2017 Kilimanjaro, Tanzania - Contact Mshana John:

May 2017 Turkey - Contact Okan Urker: