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

See all projects
Paw graphic


Total Projects

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

See all projects
Globe graphic



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.

Where we work
Speech graphic


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.


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


See all conferences

Latest news

28 Jul 2022
Rufford Grantee Sheherazade Jayadi Wins Prestigious Award
18 Jul 2022
Applications for the 2023 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Team Awards are now open!
6 Jul 2022
Future for Nature Awards 2023
31 May 2022
Terry Kenny, Trust Director, Steps Down and New CEO Appointed
See all news