The Rufford Foundation Small Grants Philippines Conference

6th & 7th February 2020, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines


The Conference

The Rufford Foundation and LAMAVE are excited to announce the 1st Rufford Small Grants Conference – Philippines, entitled “Enhancing Biodiversity Conservation in the Philippines” to be held at Hive Hotel in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines, this coming February 6-7, 2020.

The conference is designed to connect fellow researchers, conservationists, managers and practitioners currently engaged in biodiversity conservation work in the Philippines. Collaborative work can lead to more impactful outcomes, and in the current state of Planet Earth, it is imperative that we do this. The main objectives of the conference are to:

  1. Share your Rufford Small Grant work with other grantees and fellows;

  2. Develop interdisciplinary skills by linking with others and with potential collaborators;

  3. Engage in open discussion about current limitations and opportunities in biodiversity conservation in the Philippines; and,

  4. Propose ideas for next-gen conservation maximisation.

The event is open to both past and present Rufford grantees, as well as to non-Rufford grantees who are interested to hear from grantees and to learn about Rufford Small Grants.


To register, please download and fill in the registration document, available for download HERE. Completed forms should be emailed to the Conference Organizer Gonzalo Araujo at g.araujo[at] no later than 15th November 2019 (11:59pm PH time).

Registration is free.

Registration deadline is 15 November 2019.

Included in the registration form above is the abstract submission form for those presenting their abstracts. Submit the abstract submission forms to the Conference Organizer Gonzalo Araujo by email at g.araujo[at] no later than 15th December 2019 (11:59pm PH time). Abstracts should be no more than 250 words.

Abstract submission deadline is 15 December 2019.

For further information, please contact Ms. Lorraine Aplasca (Secretariat) at l.aplasca[at]