Latest News

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

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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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

October 2020 - Mozambique - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

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

December 2020 - Rwanda - Contact Alphonse Karenzi: karenzilife@gmail.com

2021 - Brazil - (Rescheduled from May & October 2020) - Contact Pedro: pedrohcp2@yahoo.com.br

January 2021 - Myanmar - (Rescheduled from November 2020) - Contact Jasmine: jassie.jasmine@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

October 2021 - Russia (Moscow) - (Rescheduled from October 2020) - Contact Svetlana: baskakova2008@mail.ru or https://rufford-conference.nethouse.ru/page/1346195

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