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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.

RSG Conferences 2020/21

Wed, 23/09/2020 - 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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North American Association for Environmental Education’s 2020 Virtual Conference & Research Symposium

Fri, 18/09/2020 - 06:29

Register ( )now for the North American Association for Environmental Education’s 2020 Virtual Conference (October 13-16) & Research Symposium (October 8-10)!

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Applications for the Whitley Awards 2021 are now open!

Fri, 04/09/2020 - 07:20

Whitley Awards are available to grassroots conservation leaders working across the Global South. The awards support dynamic, mid-career conservationists who are seeking to scale up effective community-based projects that would benefit from further funding, recognition and international support.

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Oryx -The International Journal of Conservation will soon be Open Access thanks to The Rufford Foundation

Tue, 14/07/2020 - 13:43

Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is excited to announce that Oryx will be a fully open access journal as of 1 January 2021! FFI has worked with various teams at their headquarters and publisher Cambridge University Press over the last year and, thanks to the generous support of The Rufford Foundation, they are now beginning the transition to open access.

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Future for Nature Awards 2021

Fri, 19/06/2020 - 10:10

Are you a young nature conservationist? Do you combine passion with action to create concrete results in your work protecting species of wild animals and plants? Apply for the Future For Nature Awards of 2021 before the 15th September 2020!

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Request for Help with Internet Campaign

Tue, 26/05/2020 - 10:50

We have launched an internet campaign to explore which animals frighten us the most. The campaign is entitled Lost in the Wilderness and can be found at the following site (available in English, French, Dutch and Spanish):

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EE30 Under 30 Leadership Program Nominations Open

Mon, 20/04/2020 - 09:11

Do you know a young leader who deserves to be recognized for their work building a sustainable future?

Are you under 30 and leading change in your own community?

The North American Association for Environmental Education has once again opened the global search for EE 30 Under 30 - 30 game-changing leaders under

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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 has all the details. Nominations will close by the end of March 2020.

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Future conferences

October 2020 - Bosnia and Herzegovina - (Rescheduled from May 2020) - Contact Ana Ćurić: or visit

November 2020 - Mexico (La Paz) - (Rescheduled from April 2020) - Contact Agnese Mancini:

December 2020 - Rwanda - Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

2021 - Brazil - (Rescheduled from May & October 2020) - Contact Pedro:

January 2021 - Myanmar - (Rescheduled from November 2020) - Contact Jasmine:

February 2021 - Comoros Islands - (Rescheduled from April 2020) - Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

February 2021 - Costa Rica - Contact Damian:

February 2021 - Honduras (Roatan) - (Rescheduled from March 2020) - Contact Alerick Pacay:

April 2021 - India (Udipur) - (Rescheduled from September 2020) - Contact Rajat Nayak:

September 2021 - Nicaragua - (TO BE CONFIRMED) - Contact: Joelle:

October 2021 - Russia (Moscow) - (Rescheduled from October 2020) - Contact Svetlana: or

October 2021 - Mozambique - (Rescheduled from October 2020) - Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

November 2021 - El Salvador - (TO BE CONFIRMED) - Contact: Melissa: