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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.

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Tue, 16/01/2018 - 15:13

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RSG Conferences 2018/19

Tue, 16/01/2018 - 14:14

In the future, we are looking to hold small, in country conferences with past recipients (particularly in Uruguay, Russia, Georgia, Mexico, Botswana, Philippines, Paraguay, Ecuador, Malawi and Kazakhstan). If you would like to organise one please contact:

Alternatively, these are the up and coming conferences and contact details:

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PRISM, a new evaluation toolkit, has been launched to help conservation practitioners improve the way they evaluate the outcomes and impacts of their projects.

Mon, 20/11/2017 - 08:17

What is PRISM?

PRISM is a toolkit that aims to support small/medium-sized conservation projects to evaluate the outcomes and impacts of their work.

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Mon, 06/11/2017 - 10:35

Do you know a young adult who is working in the environmental field and is looking for an opportunity to advance their career?

Perhaps EarthCorps is right for them!

EarthCorps is accepting applications for international participants to train in Seattle, Washington, USA from June - December 2018.

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Fundacion Biodiversa Colombia Winner of Caracol TV Environmental Protection Award 2017

Thu, 14/09/2017 - 09:31

We are honored to share with you the wonderful news that Fundación Biodiversa Colombia was the winner of Caracol TV Environmental Protection Awards 2017 in the “medium and small business” category! This is a recognition for nearly ten years work to save the forests, the wetlands and the endangered and endemic species that inhabit the Barbacoas area in the Middle Magdalena Valley of Colombia.

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A new species of frog has been discovered in Brazil.

Wed, 06/09/2017 - 10:14

The new species was discovered while searching for new populations of the endangered frog Crossodactylodes itambe in Brazilian mountaintops. The search was guided by a research that indicated potential areas for occurrence of new populations. Four mountains were visited and frogs were found in one of these locations.

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Article in The Straits Times Singapore Featuring RSG Grantee Debby Ng

Mon, 14/08/2017 - 12:56

The Straits Times in Singapore recently published an article about the work of Debby Ng in Nepal. Debby has been supported by the Rufford Small Grants Programme. She is looking at the issue of the control of feral dog populations which currently has an impact on the local wildlife.

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New conservation legislation for River dolphins and Amazon manatees in Peru

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 08:50

The Ministry of Production (PRODUCE) has pre-approved the National Action Plan for the Conservation of River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis and Sotalia fluviatilis) and the Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis). This bill will be available for review for 30 days at the following link: Suggestions will be accepted until May 21st, 2017.

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Rufford Small Grants Programme Reaches Major Milestone

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 09:14

The Rufford Small Grants Programme has just approved it’s 4000th grant! The programme has been running since 1999 and in that time has supported work in over 150 countries.

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Fri, 17/03/2017 - 11:22

Due to a dramatic rise in the number of applications from Bhutan in recent months the Trustees decided that they could no longer accept any further applications. The Trustees are currently in the process of reviewing this decision. It is hoped that The Rufford Foundation would again be able to invite applications later this year.

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Future conferences

January 2018 - Nepal - Contact Krishna Prasad Dahal:

February 2018 - Montenegro - Contact Dr Aylin Akkaya Bas:
or visit the conference website

April 2018 - Ukraine - Contact Oleks:

July 2018 - Indonesia -Contact Wilson Novarino:

September 2018 - India - Contact Rajat Ramakant Nayak:

September 2018 - Serbia - Contact Ana Curic:

October 2018 - Vietnam - Contact Bao Nguyen:

January 2019 - Galapagos - Contact Robert Lamb: