Latest News

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

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund – Temporary Change of Focus

Thu, 15/10/2020 - 14:03

Given what has been happening these past months, The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund (MBZ) has made a temporary funding priority change.

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Bat Conservation Trust Kate Barlow Award

Fri, 02/10/2020 - 11:11

Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) pleased to announce that applications to the Kate Barlow Award are now open – the closing date is 5pm GMT, 24th November 2020.

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Call for Applications: 2021 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Awards!

Thu, 01/10/2020 - 10:04

Do you know of any early-career conservationists who need funding to support their work conserving the natural world?

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National Geographic Virtual Awards

Fri, 25/09/2020 - 13:01

Congratulations to RSG grantee, Angela M. Maldonado ( for being awarded a National Geographic Award. Angela, one of nine honourees, will be presented with the 2020 National Geographic Buffett Award for Leadership in Conservation - Latin America this week.

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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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Future conferences

December 2020
Mexico (La Paz)
Contact Agnese Mancini:

Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

January 2021
Cape Verde
Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

February 2021
Costa Rica
Contact Damian:

Honduras (Roatan)
Contact Alerick Pacay:

April 2021
India (Udipur)
Contact Rajat Nayak:

May 2021
Contact Pedro:

September 2021
Contact: Joelle:

October 2021
Russia (Moscow)
Contact Svetlana: or

Contact Alphonse Karenzi:

November 2021
El Salvador
Contact: Melissa:

Date to be finalised
Contact Jasmine: