Future Conservationist Award

The Future Conservationist Award is granted to teams carrying out high-priority conservation projects lasting between three 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 2017, CLP funding will be available to teams conducting projects in the following countries:

Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Libya, Mozambique, South Africa

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey

Latin America & Caribbean
Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico

Asia & Pacific
China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam

Middle East
Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, United Arab Emirates

On top of this, winning teams are able to access expertise from within each of the three conservation partner organisations 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.

*** How to apply ***
The application deadline for 2017 funding has now passed.

The call for applications for 2018 Team Conservation Awards is expected to be announced in September 2017.

Please note that no late applications will be accepted and applications must be completed in English. The application MUST also be filled out and submitted online and applications emailed to CLP will not be accepted.

We suggest that you download the guidelines and application form from the CLP website and complete the Word document offline. After completing the Word document, copy and paste the content into the online application form:

Online Application Form

Additional support

To help those applying for an award for the first time, CLP has established an Ambassador programme, through which you can seek advice from previous award winners. CLP Alumni Ambassadors make themselves available to answer any questions you may have about the application process, and to provide an insight into the secrets of their own success in securing an award.

Applicants requiring advice and input on their proposal are strongly encouraged to contact CLP and CLP Alumni Ambassadors well before the application deadline. Staff and Ambassadors can help teams determine whether 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.

Learn more about the Ambassador programme through the eyes of an Ambassador and a successful 2016 CLP applicant.

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.

2017 Future Conservationists Award Application Form

2017 Future Conservationists Award Guidelines