Providing grant funding for nature conservation programmes and pilot projects around the world.

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Total Projects

Over the past two decades the Rufford Foundation has supported thousands of young conservationists' vital research work into threatened habitats and species.

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There are Rufford-supported projects in most developing countries. You can browse their findings on this website, and view a world map featuring all projects.

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Conference attendees

Now in its ninth year, the Rufford Foundation's successful international conference programme encourages researchers to get together and share findings and techniques.

Pablo Garcia Boboroglu


Pablo's story

Dr Pablo García Borboroglu is one of the world's leading penguin experts. In the first of a series of interviews with Rufford grantees, we are showcasing Pablo's work and following the journey of his career in conservation.

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quote icon I very much support the work of The Rufford Foundation and especially their Small Grants programme.  It has been vital in identifying in-country scientists at the very early stages of their careers and providing targeted support to enable them to achieve their goal of making a difference in terms of conservation. Many recipients have gone on to be key influencers at a national and sometimes global level. Without Rufford’s support, this would not have happened.

Sir David Attenborough

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