The Rufford Foundation has played a crucial role in the field of nature conservation in the developing countries worldwide. Their small grants have offered immense opportunities to young professionals and amateurs to explore and contribute to the field of wildlife research and nature conservation. It has so far supported more than 860 research and conservation projects in Indian sub-continent.
The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for the Rufford grantees to meet and learn from each other’s experiences to foster conservation. It would provide the grantees an opportunity to meet, network and learn about the most recent developments in the field of wildlife research and conservation. The young researchers can learn from the experiences of other researchers and adapt some successful conservation models in their own area. A primary objective of this meeting is to explore different aspects of conservation, action research, and capacity building for conservation at the local, regional, and global levels.