About the Grants

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..


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Latest News

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.

RSG Conferences 2016

We are looking to hold small, in country conferences with past recipients (particularly in Cambodia, China, Russia, Sri Lanka & Tanzania). If you would like to organise one please contact: josh@rufford.org

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

March 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Contact Jelic: jelic.dusan@gmail.com
November 2016 Sri Lanka - Contact Lalith: bcssl@yahoo.com

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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.