News

CLP regularly posts news about the people and projects we are supporting across the globe, as well as programmatic activities.

Read our latest news to learn more about the programme’s work as well as some of the past activities and successes from funded projects. You can also keep abreast of the latest news by following CLP on Facebook and Twitter.

Dolphin-friendly designation – Promoting transboundary protection of rare marine mammals

May 22, 2019
By Sandra Teoh Situated off the north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the Langkawi archipelago and its adjacent Perlis-Kedah waters are home to at least three coastal cetaceans: Indo-Pacific finless porpoise (Neophocaena phocaenoides), Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin (Sousa chinensis) and Irrawaddy dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris). The area is considered unique as the waters surrounding Langkawi host a very […]

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Three hundred horseshoe crabs rescued in Bay of Bengal, India

May 22, 2019
By Dr. Siddhartha Pati Bycatch of marine life in coastal nets results in high mortality of many species including seabirds, marine mammals, sea turtles and horseshoe crabs. Tachypleusgigas, one of the two Indian species of horseshoe crabs found along the northeast coast of the Bay of Bengal, India is under threat and its populations are […]

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La Isla Bonita – Rescuing a castaway monkey from an island of forest

May 22, 2019
Your chance to support conservation action that could help save an entire species It is eleven months since news reached the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) that one of its award-winning project teams was intending to embark on the dramatic rescue of a marooned northern muriqui, one of the rarest monkeys in the Americas. After various […]

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2019 CLP Team Award Winners

May 17, 2019
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the 2019 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards! This year’s award-winning projects will take place in Latin America with thanks to Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin and the Global Trees Campaign. Our 2019 projects, which focus on marine and […]

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New insights into Mexico’s mysterious deep reefs

December 10, 2018
Hidden away out of sight, deep reefs persist in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. Little is known or understood about these Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems (MCEs) as it is difficult to reach and study them at depths of 30-150 metres. MCEs, as well as shallow reefs, are light-dependent and are in fact, as CLP […]

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Sanctuary for a frog on the slippery slope to extinction

December 04, 2018
This story was originally published by Fauna & Flora International on December 4, 2018. Written by Tim Knight The survival prospects of one of the world’s most threatened and evolutionarily distinct amphibians have just received an enormous boost in the shape of a new community-based protected area in Ghana. The scientific justification for the creation […]

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Canopy cameras shed new light on monkey business in Brazil

November 28, 2018
This story was originally published by Fauna & Flora International on November 20, 2018. Written by Tim Knight A team of Brazilian biologists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is unlocking the secrets of one of the world’s most fragile and threatened biodiversity hotspots thanks to the success of a pioneering camera trap project. […]

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Awards for young leaders

August 16, 2018
We are pleased to highlight funding that has recently been awarded to rising conservation leaders! Kate Stokes Memorial Award The 2018 Kate Stokes Memorial Award was granted to a CLP team in Brazil working to conserve the northern muriqui. These primates are facing threats from the spread of yellow fever, as well as from humans […]

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New NGOs take the stage

August 16, 2018
Congratulations to all the CLP alumni who have recently helped establish non-government organizations to support research and conservation. Many of these individuals received CLP project funding and attended CLP’s Conservation Management and Leadership training course. Learn more about their hopes and dreams for these organizations. Aves Bolivianas was formed in May 2017 and is dedicated […]

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Sending out an SOS for the solitary spider monkey

May 18, 2018
A female northern muriqui – one of the world’s most critically endangered primates – has been discovered living in complete isolation in a forest fragment no bigger than a football field. This story was originally published by Fauna & Flora International on May 15th 2018. Written by Tim Knight Also known as the woolly spider […]

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