NEWS & VIEWS

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Read about what we're passionate about, the initiatives we're supporting and our latest views on the world around us and how we intend to help.
May 30, 2022
Levelling the Playing Field: Why We Still Have a Long Way to Go Before We Reach Gender Parity in Sport

The 2022 Beijing Games have been described by the I.O.C. as the most “gender balanced” Winter Games in history, with women accounting for a record 45 per cent of the athletes. That is up from 41 per cent at the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, and a long way from the first Winter Olympic Games in Chamonix […]

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May 30, 2022
Post pandemic, we must continue to close the attainment gap in education

A recent report by the Education Policy Institute has found that the difference in grades achieved by the most disadvantaged students in society and their better off peers has failed to be reduced over the last few years. Students who have been eligible for free school meals at some stage in the previous 6 years were likely […]

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March 14, 2022
NMF Sponsors Bursaries to Tackle the Educational Attainment Gap

A recent report by the Education Policy Institute has found that there has been no improvement to the educational attainment gap between disadvantaged and wealthy students over the past few years. The report finds that students who have been eligible for free school meals at any stage over the past six years are likely to […]

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March 3, 2022
i News: Elephants and rhinos boost plant diversity with their excrement and protect areas from wildfires by grazing

New report finds that big animals help preserve biodiversity and protect against climate change Elephants, rhinos and other large animals can play a key role in the environment by boosting plant diversity and tackling climate change and should be protected, according to a new report. Large animals, such as lions and leopards, help plants to grow, fertilising them and […]

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February 17, 2022
Reaction: Britain’s homelessness crisis: we need to think out of the box

Homelessness in Britain is reaching endemic proportions, with new research by Centrepoint finding that as many as 122,000 young people aged 16-24 presented to their local authority as homeless or at risk of homelessness in the past year. This follows a 40 per cent increase in youth homelessness over the previous five years, with this trend only expected to […]

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February 10, 2022
Forbes Africa: Spotlight on Africa: Helping Uganda in its time of need

The Nick Maughan Foundation is proud to support Spotlight on Africa to improve access to education and healthcare in Uganda.  Nowhere in the world have children waited longer to return to school than in Uganda, where schools remained closed for 83 consecutive weeks as a precaution against Covid-19. However, there is now hope on the horizon, with Uganda’s pupils returning to the classroom last week.  Uganda’s leaders maintain this policy of school closure was the safest choice during the pandemic, insofar […]

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November 25, 2021
The Elephant in the Room: Tackling Species Decline

Receiving the 2021 Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award from the Duke of Cambridge at the Tusk Conservation Awards last night was an honour I hardly thought was imaginable. I felt incredibly proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with fellow conservationists and be recognised internationally for the work we do, which so often goes unnoticed. With generous […]

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November 25, 2021
Unsung heroes: The true heroes of African conservation

The Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award gives international recognition to the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field to protect Africa’s wildlife. The Nick Maughan Foundation is proud to sponsor the Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award, which gives international recognition to the dedication and commitment of an individual who works in the field […]

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November 18, 2021
International Business Times: Biodiversity Loss - The Overlooked Crisis

Before the COP26 climate summit kicked off in Glasgow this week, a worrying number of leaders' statements and media releases seemed to contain a glaring omission - biodiversity loss. So the Glasgow Leaders' Declaration on Forests and Land Use, announced within 48 hours of the conference getting underway, came as both a welcome surprise and […]

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