Latest News

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

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):

https://www.biodiful.org/#/

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RSG Conferences 2020/21

Tue, 19/05/2020 - 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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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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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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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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Future conferences

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

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

April 2021 - India (Udipur) - (Rescheduled from September 2020) - Contact Rajat Nayak: rajat27404@gmail.com

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

September 2021 - Nicaragua - (TO BE CONFIRMED) - Contact: Joelle: eliscientific@gmail.com

November 2021 - El Salvador - (TO BE CONFIRMED) - Contact: Melissa: melissa.rg784@gmail.com