Latest News

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

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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RSG Conferences 2018/19

Tue, 10/07/2018 - 14:14

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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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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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: goo.gl/0jPqaQ. Suggestions will be accepted until May 21st, 2017.

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Future conferences

November 2018 - Costa Rica - Contact Damian Fernandez: damian.martinezcr@gmail.com

December 2018 - Kenya - Contact Alphonse: karenzilife@gmail.com

January 2019 - Guatemala - Contact Alerick Pacay: apacay@semillasdeloceano.com

January 2019 - Galapagos - Contact Robert Lamb: rufford.galapagos@gmail.com (www.ruffordgalapagos.weebly.com)

February 2019 - India - Contact Rajat Ramakant Nayak: rajat@feralindia.org

March 2019 - Kazakstan - Contact Svetlana: baskakova2008@mail.ru

April 2019 - Ethiopia - Contact Alphonse: karenzilife@gmail.com

July 2019 - Malawi - Contact Emma: emma@conservationresearchafrica.org

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