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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: josh@rufford.org

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

October 2016 - Ghana - Contact Karenze Alphonse: karenzilife@gmail.com

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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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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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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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United for Wildlife conservation collaboration builds on their young conservationist engagement programme with launch of free online course

Tue, 15/09/2015 - 10:57

United for Wildlife conservation collaboration builds on their young conservationist engagement programme with launch of free online course

  • United for Wildlife collaboration launch a free online conservation course named “Introducing conservation”

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UNESCO has just approved the Biosphere Reserve GPS has been working on.

Fri, 12/06/2015 - 13:16

It is big as Belgium, the largest one for Argentina with 3.1 million has. and a key biodivesity hotspot within Patagonia. Pls see details in attached press release.

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The Global Trees Campaign (GTC)* is pleased to announce the publication of a series of practical guidance briefs for threatened tree conservation**.

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:07

The Global Trees Campaign (GTC)* is pleased to announce the publication of a series of practical guidance briefs for threatened tree conservation**.

The aim of these guidance briefs is to provide conservation practitioners or site managers who are not botanists or foresters with best practice guidance on the skills required to conserve threatened trees.

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OMCAR Foundation is selected by Government of Tamil Nadu for State Environment Award

Thu, 05/06/2014 - 06:43

This is to kindly inform you that OMCAR Foundation is selected by Government of Tamil Nadu for State Environment Award - First prize for Palk Bay Centre environmental education in the last three years in the field of marine conservation.

This is the first time recognition from the local government.

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