Latest News

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

RSG Conferences 2019/20

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 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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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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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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Future conferences

July 2019 - Malawi - Contact Emma: emma4.stone@uwe.ac.uk

August 2019 - Madagascar - Contact Onja: onjarh@gmail.com (A follow on from the Association of Tropical Biology)

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

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

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

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

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

October 2020 - Malaysia (Penang) - Contact Le Khac Quyet: quyet2004@gmail.com