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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.

Article in The Straits Times Singapore Featuring RSG Grantee Debby Ng

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 12:56

The Straits Times in Singapore recently published an article about the work of Debby Ng in Nepal. Debby has been supported by the Rufford Small Grants Programme. She is looking at the issue of the control of feral dog populations which currently has an impact on the local wildlife.

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RSG Conferences 2017/18

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 10:31

In the future, we are looking to hold small, in country conferences with past recipients (particularly in Uruguay, Russia, Georgia, Mexico, Botswana, Indonesia, Philippines, Serbia, Costa Rica, Paraguay 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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New conservation legislation for River dolphins and Amazon manatees in Peru

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 08:50

The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has pre-approved the National Action Plan for the Conservation of River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) and the Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis). This bill will be available for review for 30 days at the following link: Suggestions will be accepted until May 21st, 2017.

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Rufford Small Grants Programme Reaches Major Milestone

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 09:14

The Rufford Small Grants Programme has just approved it’s 4000th grant! The programme has been running since 1999 and in that time has supported work in over 150 countries.

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Fri, 17/03/2017 - 11:22

Due to a dramatic rise in the number of applications from Bhutan in recent months the Trustees decided that they could no longer accept any further applications. The Trustees are currently in the process of reviewing this decision. It is hoped that The Rufford Foundation would again be able to invite applications later this year.

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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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