The Future Conservationist Award is granted to teams carrying out high-priority conservation projects lasting between 3 and 12 months. Winning teams will receive grants of up to $12,500 as well as training and support throughout their projects.
Projects should improve local knowledge, skills and attitudes concerning conservation, and reduce threats to biodiversity. The results from the projects should inform national action plans and international conservation priorities.
In 2015, CLP funding is available to teams conducting projects in the following countries:
Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, South Africa
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey
Latin America & Caribbean
Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico
Asia & Pacific
China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, United Arab Emirates
As part of the award, one representative from each award winning team will be invited to participate in an international training course presented by CLP. The course will include modules to develop leadership, project management, education, facilitation and communication skills. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to share their own experiences and build a global network.
On top of this, winning teams are able to access expertise from within each of the three conservation partner organizations and via our Alumni Network that includes past award winners. Programme staff members are also available to advise on project implementation, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.
Award applicants are strongly encouraged to contact CLP and CLP Alumni Ambassadors well before the application deadline for advice or input on their proposal. Staff and Ambassadors 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.
Prior to applying, applicants should read our Frequently Asked Questions and application guidelines.
Please note: These documents are intended to be used only as a resource to allow applicants to familiarise themselves with the CLP application materials. Final applications MUST be submitted in English using the CLP online application site.