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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 5000 projects in over 150 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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Read the news from the Rufford Small Grants Foundation and supported projects. You can see the latest updates from projects here.

North American Association for Environmental Education’s 2020 Virtual Conference & Research Symposium

Fri, 18/09/2020 - 06:29

Register ( )now for the North American Association for Environmental Education’s 2020 Virtual Conference (October 13-16) & Research Symposium (October 8-10)!

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Applications for the Whitley Awards 2021 are now open!

Fri, 04/09/2020 - 07:20

Whitley Awards are available to grassroots conservation leaders working across the Global South. The awards support dynamic, mid-career conservationists who are seeking to scale up effective community-based projects that would benefit from further funding, recognition and international support.

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RSG Conferences 2020/21

Thu, 06/08/2020 - 06:42

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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EDGE of Existence Programme Accepting Applications

Mon, 27/07/2020 - 06:40

Zoological Society of London’s EDGE of Existence Programme is now accepting applications for 2021-2023 EDGE Fellowships. This cohort is focused on candidates from Latin America, Caribbean and Pacific islands.

The EDGE Fellowship

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Future Conferences

October 2020 - Egypt - Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

October 2020 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - (Rescheduled from May 2020) - Contact Ana Ćurić: or visit

November 2020 - Mexico (La Paz) - (Rescheduled from April 2020) - Contact Agnese Mancini:

December 2020 - Rwanda - Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

2021 - Brazil - (Rescheduled from May & October 2020) - Contact Pedro:

January 2021 - Myanmar - (Rescheduled from November 2020) - Contact Jasmine:

February 2021 - Comoros Islands - (Rescheduled from April 2020) - Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

February 2021 - Costa Rica - Contact Damian:

February 2021 - Honduras (Roatan) - (Rescheduled from March 2020) - Contact Alerick Pacay:

April 2021 - India (Udipur) - (Rescheduled from September 2020) - Contact Rajat Nayak:

September 2021 - Nicaragua - (TO BE CONFIRMED) - Contact: Joelle:

October 2021 - Russia (Moscow) - (Rescheduled from October 2020) - Contact Svetlana: or

October 2021 - Mozambique - (Rescheduled from October 2020) - Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

November 2021 - El Salvador - (TO BE CONFIRMED) - Contact: Melissa: