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

RSG Conferences 2017/18

Tue, 26/09/2017 - 10:31

In the future, we are looking to hold small, in country conferences with past recipients (particularly in Uruguay, Russia, Georgia, Mexico, Botswana, Philippines, Costa Rica, Paraguay and Ecuador). If you would like to organise one please contact: josh@rufford.org

Alternatively, these are the up and coming conferences and contact details:

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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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Rufford Small Grants Programme Reaches Major Milestone

Thu, 06/04/2017 - 09:14

The Rufford Small Grants Programme has just approved it’s 4000th grant! The programme has been running since 1999 and in that time has supported work in over 150 countries.

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APPLICATIONS FROM BHUTAN

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 11:22

Due to a dramatic rise in the number of applications from Bhutan in recent months the Trustees decided that they could no longer accept any further applications. The Trustees are currently in the process of reviewing this decision. It is hoped that The Rufford Foundation would again be able to invite applications later this year.

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Tracks in a Tiger Economy

Tue, 14/06/2016 - 06:50

Malaysia has a decision to make: industrialization in the short-term or environmental preservation for the long-term. "Tracks in a Tiger Economy" looks at the challenges of protecting the endangered Malayan tiger in the wild, and demonstrates the vital connection between wildlife conservation and sustainable socio-economic development for this Southeast Asian nation.

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Future for Nature Awards 2017

Mon, 13/06/2016 - 07:35

To promote young conservationists in doing their job and to help them develop their precious work to save nature and wildlife, we award each year three conservationists with a prize of 50.000 euros for their incredible work.

Now, the applications for 2017 are open!

Our question to you is if you can spread the message so we can reach as many people as possible!

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Future conferences

November 2017 - Belize - Contact Louise at Blue Ventures: louisedjasper@gmail.com

November 2017 - Namibia - Contact Rachel Cooper-Bohannon: rachael@batswithoutborders.org

January 2018 - Cambodia - Contact Jeanne McKay: jeanne.e.mckay@gmail.com

January 2018 - Uganda - Contact Alphonse: karenzilife@gmail.com

January 2018 - Nepal - Contact Krishna Prasad Dahal: info@iofhc.edu.np

February 2018 - Montenegro - Contact Dr Aylin Akkaya Bas: akkayaaylinn@gmail.com
or visit the conference website

April 2018 - Ukraine - Contact Oleks: oleksandrzinenko@gmail.com

January 2019 - Galapagos - Contact Robert Brown: robert_lamb@brown.edu