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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.

CLP Workshop

The Conservation Leadership Programme are arranging a five day workshop in Maputo from 14-18 September 2015, which will focus on project development, proposal writing and fundraising for conservation.

We are welcoming nationals from Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe but there are only 16 spaces available so we have to use an application process with a deadline on Sunday 2 August 2015. Further information can be found on the CLP website: http://www.conservationleadershipprogramme.org/news/proposal-fundraising...

RSG Conferences 2015 & 2016

If you would like further information regarding the current booked conferences, please use the contacts below.

October 2015 Bhutan - Contact Jigme: d_jigme@hotmail.com

January 2016 Peru - Contact Renata: mrpl@duke.edu or find more information on https://www.facebook.com/events/1459154434384384/

March 2016 Bosnia and Herzegovina - Contact Jelic: jelic.dusan@gmail.com

Don't forget to follow all the latest Rufford Small Grant news on Twitter @ruffordgrants

Chile Conference 2015

Video produced from the RSG Chile Conference 2015

(https://vimeo.com/132128625)

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

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**.

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.

In all, nine different briefs are available covering some of the major skills required to survey, monitor and reinforce wild populations of threatened trees. A short summary of each brief is provided in the attached document and all of the briefs are available online at www.globaltrees.org/resources/practical-guidance. Spanish and Chinese translations will be available soon.

We very much hope you will share these briefs with your field teams, partners, and other collaborators, and that they will find them useful - and possibly inspire them to start targeted action for any threatened tree species that occur in their areas.

Feedback on the briefs would be very welcome, sent to globaltrees@fauna-flora.org. Please also contact us if you have any questions about the guidance provided in this series or would like additional support with implementing actions for threatened trees in the wild.

RSG Conferences

Following on from the RSG conferences over the last two years we are looking for previous grant recipients to hold more of these in their own country.

We are particularly looking at holding conferences in the following countries:

  • Russia
  • China
  • India

    If you can arrange and host a two / three day forum for RSG recipients please contact josh@rufford.org

    Reports from past meetings are available to read on this site.

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

    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.

    It is a highly competitive,as it is a open competition announced in local newspapers, and our state has many hundreds of environmental ngos and groups.

    The award will be given by State Environmental Minister on 5th June 2014.

    Let us to express our sincere gratitude for all your good support from Rufford Small Grants, for sponsoring our awareness and conservation events in the first project received from RSG.

    Read more about the projects by the Omcar Foundation that are supported by The Rufford Foundation http://www.rufford.org/projects/vedharajan_balaji

    IMPORTANT NEW CHANGES TO GRANTS!!

    With immediate effect the funding available for first and second Rufford Small Grants will be up to £5000 and for Booster Grants it will be up to £10,000. Any application currently in our system will be reviewed under the old structure.

    Approval by the Government of Chile of the Largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in continental Chile

    Finally!! The approval by the government of Chile of the largest Marine Protected Area (MPA) in continental Chile is a boost to conservation efforts for blue whales and dolphins:

    http://shar.es/F8Z5L

    Video about Tic Toc MPA

    http://bit.ly/1kgsLRL

    http://www.rufford.org/rsg/projects/dr_rodrigo_hucke_gaete