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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

In the future, we are looking to hold small, in country conferences with past recipients (particularly in Cambodia, Russia, Botswana, Philippines, Serbia, Costa Rica and Ecuador). If you would like to organise one please contact:

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

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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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Future for Nature Awards 2017

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 07:35

To promote young conservationists in doing their job and to help them develop their precious work to save nature and wildlife, we award each year three conservationists with a prize of 50.000 euros for their incredible work.

Now, the applications for 2017 are open!

Our question to you is if you can spread the message so we can reach as many people as possible!

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April 2017 Colombia - Contact Angela Maldonado:

April 2017 Ranthambore, India - Contact Rajat Nayak:

May 2017 Turkey - Contact Okan Urker:

October 2017 Argentina - Contact Sofia Nanni:

November 2017 Belize - Contact Louise at Blue Ventures:

November 2017 Namibia - Contact Rachel Cooper-Bohannon: