Conferences

Providing a forum to discuss ideas, problems, issues and create invaluable networking opportunities for our grant recipients.

How are the conferences organised?

Generally they are 2 or 3 days long. Each recipient talks about their project and then takes questions from their fellow RSG recipients. The chair person leads a debate and it is hoped that solutions to key conservation issues are addressed. In some instances Government ministers attend so that a link between the 'field' and the 'decision makers' can be built. The chair person is generally the organiser of the conference for that particular country. Where possible we like to include a short field trip element for further networking which could be to see local fauna and flora or perhaps a grantee's project.

Pending organisational changes at the Rufford Foundation, the programme for new conferences is on hold. Check back here for more information soon.
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Upcoming conferences

Past conferences

Online participants.
Thailand
13-14 April 2022
Grant Recipients Conference, Thailand 2022
Particpants.
Mexico
3-4 April 2022
Grant Recipients Conference, Mexico (Cancun) 2022
Participants at Kumbhalgarh Fort
India
12-15 March 2022
Grant Recipients Conference, India (Udaipur) 2022
Group photo.
Kenya
22-23 February 2022
Grant Recipients Conference, Kenya (Nairobi) 2022
Participants.
Nicaragua
6-9 February 2022
Grant Recipients Conference, Nicaragua 2022
Sri Lanka Conference 2022
Sri Lanka
27-29 January 2022
Grant Recipients Conference, Sri Lanka 2022
India (Kolkata) Conference 2021
India
6-9 December 2021
Grant Recipients Conference, India (Mumbai) 2021
Warda and Alphonse.
Tanzania
24-25 November 2021
Grant Recipients Conference, Tanzania (Zanzibar) 2021
Participants.
Honduras
17-19 November 2021
Grant Recipients Conference, Honduras (Roatán) 2021
One-on-one discussions between Decision-makers and conservationists during conference coffee breaks
Mozambique
4-5 November 2021
Grant Recipients Conference, Mozambique 2021
Participants.
El Salvador
30 October - 1 November 2021
Grant Recipients Conference, El Salvador 2021
Anna Loseva is doing a great job with haul-out site monitoring in the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea
Russia
15-17 October 2021
Grant Recipients Conference, Russia (Moscow) 2021
Participants.
Costa Rica
18-20 February 2021
Grant Recipients Conference, Costa Rica 2021
Participants at The Rufford Foundation Kenya Conference 2020
Kenya
7-8 December 2020
Grant Recipients Conference, Kenya 2020
Participants.
Mexico
27-29 November 2020
Grant Recipients Conference, Mexico 2020
Participants.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
9-11 October 2020
Grant Recipients Conference, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2020
Participants at The Rufford Foundation Egypt Conference 2020
Egypt
6-7 October 2020
Grant Recipients Conference, Egypt 2020
Group photo
Tanzania
20-21 February 2020
Grant Recipients Conference, Tanzania (Zanzibar) 2020
Particpants
Philippines
6-7 February 2020
Grant Recipients Conference, Philippines 2020
First Panamanian Rufford Conference participants.
Panama
17-20 January 2020
Grant Recipients Conference, Panama 2020
Participants.
Malaysia
10-13 January 2020
Grant Recipients Conference, Malaysia 2020
Group photo.
Zambia
7-8 December 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, Zambia 2019
Participants at the end of a bird walk at Chidiyathapu.
India
15-18 November 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, India (Andaman Islands) 2019
Uruguay 2019 Rufford Conference Group at venue, October 2019.
Uruguay
25-26 October 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, Uruguay 2019
Participants.
Madagascar
4-4 August 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, Madagascar 2019
Participants.
Malawi
11-13 July 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, Malawi 2019
39 conservationists from 5 countries in one place.
Ethiopia
27-28 April 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, Ethiopia 2019
The Conference Participants.
Kazakhstan
16-17 March 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, Kazahkstan 2019
Participants of the Rufford India Conference, Corbett 2019.
India
8-11 February 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, India (Uttarakhand) 2019
The Conference Participants.
Ecuador
21-25 January 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, Ecuador (Galapagos) 2019
Registration of participants before the event (Guatemala, 2019).
Guatemala
6-7 January 2019
Grant Recipients Conference, Guatemala 2019
129 conservationists from 8 countries in one place.
Kenya
1-2 December 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Kenya (Nairobi) 2018
Participants.
Costa Rica
26-28 November 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Costa Rica 2018
Group photo.
Vietnam
19-20 October 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Vietnam (Hanoi) 2018
Participants.
Serbia
27-28 September 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Serbia 2018
Participants and the invited speakers.
India
18-21 September 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, India (Goa) 2018
Participants.
Georgia
2-4 August 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Georgia 2018
Excursion-Biology Forest Study and Research.
Indonesia
23-25 July 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Indonesia (Sumatra) 2018
Participants.
Ukraine
23-25 April 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Ukraine 2018
Participants.
Montenegro
3-6 February 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Montenegro 2018
Participants.
Nepal
29-30 January 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Nepal (Hetauda) 2018
Participants.
Uganda
18-20 January 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Uganda 2018
Rufford conference participants representing seven countries.
Cambodia
8-9 January 2018
Grant Recipients Conference, Cambodia 2018
Participants.
Namibia
27-28 November 2017
Grant Recipients Conference, Namibia 2017
The participants on an excursion to the Community Baboon Sanctuary in Belize.
Belize
13-15 November 2017
Grant Recipients Conference, Belize 2017
Discussion during the open workshop.
Argentina
19-20 October 2017
Grant Recipients Conference, Argentina 2017
Group photo.
Turkey
15-16 May 2017
Grant Recipients Conference, Turkey 2017
Participants and the invited speakers.
India
23-26 April 2017
Grant Recipients Conference, India (Rajasthan) 2017
Rufford grantees and workshop participants, Andes University.
Colombia
3-4 April 2017
Grant Recipients Conference, Colombia 2017
Group photo.
Tanzania
15-16 February 2017
Grant Recipients Conference, Tanzania 2017
Group photo.
Brazil
30 January - 1 February 2017
Grant Recipients Conference, Brazil 2017
Group photo.
Sri Lanka
14-16 November 2016
Grant Recipients Conference, Sri Lanka 2016
Group photo.
Ghana
29-30 October 2016
Grant Recipients Conference, Ghana 2016
Group photo.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
21-22 March 2016
Grant Recipients Conference, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016
Group photo.
Peru
18-19 January 2016
Grant Recipients Conference, Peru 2016
The participants with Chief Guest and Josh in the centre.
Bhutan
29-31 October 2015
Grant Recipients Conference, Bhutan 2015
Participants of The Rufford Small Grant Conference Southamerica 2015, Quintay, Chile.
Chile
27-29 May 2015
Grant Recipients Conference, Chile 2015
Particpants
South Africa
16-17 April 2015
Grant Recipients Conference, South Africa 2015
RSG presentations and discussion groups.
Mexico
15-18 February 2015
Grant Recipients Conference, Mexico 2015
Group photo.
Vietnam
30 January - 1 February 2015
Grant Recipients Conference, Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh) 2015
Workshop materials.
Madagascar
16-17 January 2015
Grant Recipients Conference, Madagascar 2015
Dream Team line up! End of a stimulating day – presentations over.
Indonesia
3-6 December 2014
Grant Recipients Conference, Indonesia (Bali) 2014
Group photo.
Myanmar
8-9 April 2014
Grant Recipients Conference, Myanmar 2014
Group discussions.
Rwanda
7-8 February 2014
Grant Recipients Conference, Rwanda 2014
Customary leader of the fishermen explaining the project.
Indonesia
25-26 January 2014
Grant Recipients Conference, Indonesia (Aceh) 2014
Participants.
India
15-16 November 2013
Grant Recipients Conference, India (Bengaluru) 2013
Particpants
Kenya
21-22 October 2013
Grant Recipients Conference, Kenya 2013
Participants.
India
12-13 April 2013
Grant Recipients Conference, India 2013
Cuba
1-2 March 2013
Grant Recipients Conference, Cuba 2013
Participants.
Bolivia
18-20 January 2013
Grant Recipients Conference, Bolivia 2013
Group photo.
Armenia
27-30 September 2012
Grant Recipients Conference, Armenia 2012
Conference attendees
Nepal
13-14 January 2012
Grant Recipients Conference, Nepal (Kathmandu) 2012