Latest News

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

COVID-19 PANDEMIC UPDATE

Tue, 31/03/2020 - 11:22

The Rufford Foundation is having to make changes to its grant-giving process in response to the major impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. We thus wish to make all applicants and grantees aware of the following:

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RSG Conferences 2020/21

Wed, 25/03/2020 - 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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Tusk Conservation Awards

Fri, 06/03/2020 - 12:10

Nominations are now open for the three categories in the Tusk Conservation Awards - The Prince William Award for Lifetime Achievement, The Tusk Award for An Emerging Leader, and the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award. The Tusk Awards website tuskawards.com has all the details. Nominations will close by the end of March 2020.

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Rufford gives its 5000th grant

Tue, 07/01/2020 - 15:13

The Rufford Small Grants Programme has reached a major milestone with its 5000th grant, a 2nd Rufford Small Grant given to Emmanuel Amoah, a PhD student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana for his project Saving the Vulnerable West African Dwarf Crocodile from Local Extinction: A Community Approach in Awniafutu, Ghana.

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Krithi K. Karanth was honoured with the Environmental Hero of the Year Award

Mon, 30/09/2019 - 09:23

We are delighted to share with you that Chief Conservation Scientist Dr. Krithi K. Karanth was honoured with the Environmental Hero of the Year award in the 11th edition of GQ Men of the Year Awards 2019 in Mumbai on 28th September 2019. It has been presented in recognition of her work with environmental conservation, most recently with ‘Wild Seve’.

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Rufford Grantee Awarded 2019 Energy Globe National Award

Tue, 09/07/2019 - 14:17

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has awarded Jaime Bolanos (Asociación Civil Sea Vida) as the winner of The Energy Globe Awards 2019 for the project "Empowering Local Communities for Responsible Development of Whalewatching in the Central Coast of Venezuela".

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Kenya Conference - Highlights video

Mon, 10/12/2018 - 12:07

From the organisers: "It has been a good experience for us at the RSG Conference Kenya. We learnt a lot about the nature and were able to interact with other experts in nature conservation so thank you so much. We have finalised the Rufford song in the studio which has been attached below.

The title of the song is "You and me for nature'"

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IMPORTANT CHANGE TO HOW GRANTS ARE PAID

Mon, 08/10/2018 - 10:21

Following a recent Trustees’ Meeting, it has been decided that, with immediate effect, grants will only be paid to bank accounts held by an organisation such as a university or NGO. No payments will be made to personal bank accounts. This decision has been prompted by a need to further tighten the foundation’s risk management process.

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Future conferences

September 2020 - India (Udipur) - Contact Rajat Nayak: rajat27404@gmail.com

October 2020 - Russia (Moscow) - Contact Svetlana: baskakova2008@mail.ru or https://rufford-conference.nethouse.ru/page/1346195

October 2020 - Mozambique - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

October 2020 - Brazil - (Rescheduled from May 2020) - Contact Pedro: pedrohcp2@yahoo.com.br

November 2020 - Mexico (La Paz) - (Rescheduled from April 2020) - Contact Agnese Mancini: agnes@grupotortuguero.org

November 2020 - Myammar - Contact Jasmine: jassie.jasmine@gmail.com

December 2020 - Rwanda - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

February 2021 - Comoros Islands - (Rescheduled from April 2020) - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

February 2021 - Costa Rica - Contact Damian: damian.martinezcr@gmail.com

April 2021 - Honduras (Roatan) - (Rescheduled from March 2020) - Contact Alerick Pacay: apacay@semillasdeloceano.com

May 2021 - Turkey - (Rescheduled from May 2020) - Contact Ana Ćurić: rufford.conference@gmail.com or visit www.turkey2020con.com