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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 4000 projects in 156 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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NEWS

Read the news from the Rufford Small Grants Foundation and supported projects. You can see the latest updates from projects here.

Nominations for WCN Scholarship Program

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 06:36

Dear Nominators:

We are now welcoming nominations for the 2020 Wildlife Conservation Network Scholarship Program (https://wildnet.org/protecting-wildlife/scholarships/ ). Rufford 2nd Booster and Completion Grant recipients are eligible to act as nominators and submit candidates for consideration.

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Krithi K. Karanth was honoured with the Environmental Hero of the Year Award

Mon, 30/09/2019 - 09:23

We are delighted to share with you that Chief Conservation Scientist Dr. Krithi K. Karanth was honoured with the Environmental Hero of the Year award in the 11th edition of GQ Men of the Year Awards 2019 in Mumbai on 28th September 2019. It has been presented in recognition of her work with environmental conservation, most recently with ‘Wild Seve’.

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Blue Ventures seeking a New Chair

Mon, 16/09/2019 - 07:01

Marine conservation charity Blue Ventures is seeking a new chair, to lead its UK-based board of trustees. Blue Ventures is dedicated to rebuilding tropical fisheries with coastal communities, and supports a growing number of communities in locally led marine conservation and fisheries management in the western Indian Ocean, southeast Asia, and Caribbean.

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Whitley Awards 2020: Call for Applications

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 09:16

Funding, profile and training for outstanding conservation leaders!

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK-registered charity offering Whitley Awards to dynamic grassroots conservation leaders around the world. Whitley Awards are an international profile prize and form of project funding worth £40,000 over one year.

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RSG Conferences 2019/20

Tue, 09/07/2019 - 14:21

We encourage all grantees to attend a recipients conference in a country close by. Below you will find the upcoming venues.

These gatherings are the perfect opportunity to network, share your results with other conservationists and meet new friends. Usually 2 or 3 days with presentations, talks, ideas and often a project visit.

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Conferences

Future Conferences

December 2019 - Zambia - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

January 2020 - Panama - Contact Pedro: fcprimatespanama@gmail.com

January 2020 - Malaysia (Penang) - Contact Nadine Ruppert: ruppert.nadine@gmail.com

February 2020 - Philippines - Contact Gonzalo Araujo: Ulibc@gmail.com

February 2020 - Tanzania (Zanzibar) - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

March 2020 - Honduras (Roatan) - Contact Alerick Pacay: apacay@semillasdeloceano.com

April 2020 - Mexico (La Paz) - Contact Agnese Mancini: agnes@grupotortuguero.org

April 2020 - Comoros Islands - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

May 2020 - Turkey - Contact Ana Ćurić: rufford.conference@gmail.com

May 2020 - Brazil - Contact Pedro: pedrohcp2@yahoo.com.br

September 2020 - India (Udipur) - Contact Rajat Nayak: rajat27404@gmail.com

October 2020 - Russia (Moscow) - Contact Svetlana: baskakova2008@mail.ru