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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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New Species of Gecko Named in Honour of The Rufford Foundation


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


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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Call for Applications for 2016 CLP Awards


Fauna and Flora International have just announced their Call for Applications for 2016 CLP Awards. In 2016, CLP awards are focused on projects occurring in a set of 22 countries: Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam.

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Grant Recipients Conference, Bhutan 2015
October 2015

Grant Recipients Conference, Chile 2015
May 2015

Grant Recipients Conference, South Africa 2015
April 2015

Grant Recipients Conference, Mexico 2015
February 2015

Grant Recipients Conference, Vietnam 2015
January 2015

Grant Recipients Conference, Bali 2014
December 2014