FERAL: Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning

Rufford India Conference, 2017

Foundation for Ecological Research, Advocacy and Learning (FERAL) in collaboration with the Rufford Foundation, UK, and Forest Department, Rajasthan, is organising a four day conference for the Rufford Small Grants recipients at Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan. This conference will be held from 23rd to 26th of April 2017 and will be attended by nearly 40 Rufford grantees who are active researchers in the field of ecology and conservation. This is the third conference that is being organized in India for the Rufford grantees. The previous two conferences were held in New Delhi and Bengaluru in the year 2013.

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.

Event Information


Rajat Ramakant Nayak
Sunita Ram
R.S. Bhalla
Srinivas Vaidyanathan

Event Details

Date: 23rd Apr 2017 to 26th Apr 2017
Venue: Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan
Number of Participants: 40

Other Resource Persons

  • Rajasthan State Forest Department

Event Image Slideshow

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