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.

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Announcing the 2017 CLP award winners

April 11, 2017
The moment of truth has arrived, and it’s time for the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) to announce the winners of our 2017 Team Awards. We received an impressive number of applications and, as usual, a great deal of deliberation was required before our selection panel was able to finalise the list of successful applications. CLP […]

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Here be more dragon trees

March 15, 2017
A decade of dedication has uncovered North Africa’s largest known Dracaena forest and helped to unlock the secrets of these endangered denizens of the desert. It is ten years since Usama Ghazali and his team won the first of two Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) awards in support of their work to conserve the Nubian dragon […]

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A frog in kingfisher’s clothing

January 17, 2017
A coastal survey in western India has spawned the discovery of a new species hiding in plain sight. Tadpoles turning into frogs are nothing new, but when a bird is miraculously transformed into an amphibian – and a previously unknown one at that – it’s time to sit up and take notice. In a bizarre […]

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River dolphin revelations

December 08, 2016
What do Ganges river dolphins, snow leopards in the Himalayas and freshwater fish in the Western Ghats have in common? The first answer that springs to mind is India, but the particular aquatic mammals we have in mind happen to be in Nepal. One common denominator is that all three have benefited from Conservation Leadership […]

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Greater protection for marine migrants

November 04, 2016
Vital data generated by the satellite and acoustic tagging work undertaken by a CLP-funded project team monitoring the movements of whale sharks and other migratory species between remote offshore islands in Mexico and Colombia has helped to persuade the Colombian government to quadruple the size of a key marine protected area. Reputed to be one […]

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Shedding new light on night monkeys

October 28, 2016
Thanks to the moonlighting activities of a CLP-funded team, primatologists are a little less in the dark about the distribution of a nocturnal monkey. Sometimes it pays not to focus exclusively on your day job, as a project team funded by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) recently discovered. While working to conserve the highly threatened […]

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Caught on camera

October 24, 2016
From aardvarks to zorillas, a CLP-funded team working in one of Africa’s largest conservation landscapes has recorded an extraordinary range of species – including honey badger, caracal and even a hyena carrying a severed elephant’s trunk in its vice-like jaws. Situated in a region where five African countries converge, Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area, […]

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Call for applications: CLP Team Awards 2017

September 29, 2016
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is delighted to announce that it is now accepting applications for CLP 2017 Team Awards. The need to conserve threatened species and habitats has never been more urgent. And there is a correspondingly urgent need for the conservation sector itself to support the people who are committed to this career […]

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Sanctuary for elusive oriole

September 09, 2016
One of the rarest birds in the Philippines, and the target species of a CLP-funded project in 2012, is set to benefit from the declaration of a new protected area. Confined to the island of Luzon, where it clings to survival in just a few remaining fragments of lowland forest, the Critically Endangered Isabela oriole […]

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Removing rare crocs from the menu

July 29, 2016
Team leader Cyrille Mvele and Heather Arrowood describe how a CLP award-winning project is persuading local communities not to make a meal of a Critically Endangered reptile. Lambaréné, at the crossing of the Ogooué River with the National Highway, has long been an important market for wildlife trade in Gabon. When Cyrille Mvele and his […]

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