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Future Conservationist Awards

The call for 2015 CLP proposals has been postponed until early 2015. Please be sure to check here often for updated information. Take note that CLP will have a narrowed country focus for 2015, which will include the following 22 countries: Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam. Contact CLP at with any questions.

The Conservation Leadership Programme offers Future Conservationist Awards of up to $15,000 to high potential teams who aim to develop their skills through practical conservation projects. These awards are highly competitive and winners are selected from among the best quality applications.

Successful applicants will: 1.) develop the knowledge, skills and experience of team members; 2.) implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action; 3.) contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts; and 4.) contribute to the education and awareness of local stakeholders.

As part of the award, one representative from each award winning team will be invited to participate in an international training course presented by the CLP. The course will include modules to develop leadership, project management, education, facilitation and communication skills. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to share their experience and build a global network.

On top of this, winning teams are able to access expertise from within each of the four conservation partner organizations and via our Alumni Network that includes past award winners. Programme staff are also available to help with the implementation of projects, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.

Prior to applying, applicants should read our Frequently Asked Questions document . Also, refer to our Guidelines, Eligibility Criteria, and Application from last year to start preparing. All of these documents will be updated for our 2015 call soon.

Award applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the CLP well before the application deadline for advice or input on your proposal. Staff members can help teams determine if their project fits within the specified criteria, offer advice on methods and project activities, and put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can offer advice.

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