Latest News

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

Whitley Awards 2020: Call for Applications

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 09:16

Funding, profile and training for outstanding conservation leaders!

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK-registered charity offering Whitley Awards to dynamic grassroots conservation leaders around the world. Whitley Awards are an international profile prize and form of project funding worth £40,000 over one year.

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RSG Conferences 2019/20

Tue, 09/07/2019 - 14:21

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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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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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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Future conferences

October 2019 - Uruguay - Contact Adrian: pampasbirds@gmail.com

November 2019 - India (Andaman) - Contact Rajat: rajat@feralindia.org

December 2019 - Zambia - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

January 2020 - Panama - Contact Pedro: fcprimatespanama@gmail.com

January 2020 - Malaysia (Penang) - Contact Nadine Ruppert: ruppert.nadine@gmail.com

February 2020 - Philippines - Contact Gonzalo Araujo: Ulibc@gmail.com

February 2020 - Tanzania (Zanzibar) - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

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

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

April 2020 - Comoros Islands - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

May 2020 - Turkey - Contact Nedim: nedkem@yahoo.com