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.


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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Costa Rica
18-20 February 2021
Costa Rica 2021
Honduras 2021
25-27 February 2021
Honduras 2021
Brazil 2021
2-4 May 2021
Brazil (Recife) 2021
Thailand Conference 2021
12-13 May 2021
Thailand 2021
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