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.

Critical stop-over point for spoon-billed sandpiper designated World Heritage Site

October 03, 2019
By: Ziyou Yang At the 43rd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, China’s Migratory Bird Sanctuaries along the coast of the Yellow Sea-Bohai Gulf, an area that covers 148,432 hectares, was inscribed on the World Heritage List. The sanctuaries include intertidal mudflats, marshes and shoals that are home to a wide variety of fishes […]

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New monkey species discovered in the Amazon’s ‘arc of deforestation’

October 03, 2019
This story was adapted from the article originally published by Fauna & Flora International on August 8, 2019. Written by Nathan Williams A new species of marmoset has been discovered in the southwest of Pará State in Brazil, a discovery that, while thrilling, already has conservationists worrying about its long-term prospects. This is because the […]

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Crucial corridor for plants and wildlife in northern Argentina

October 03, 2019
Thanks to 17 years of dedication and hard work of CLP alumni and other conservationists working in northern Argentina, previously isolated and fragmented patches of Atlantic Forest have now become a primary example for successful conservation site management demonstrating the impact of wildlife corridors. The Atlantic Forest—which once covered 120 million hectares across north Argentina, […]

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2020 Call for CLP Conservation Award funding applications

August 12, 2019
CLP is excited to announce our call for applications for 2020 Conservation Awards!   CLP is now accepting funding applications via our online awards site! All funding applications must be submitted online using this site by 11:59pm GMT on 24th November 2019. https://awards.conservationleadershipprogramme.org/ We recommend that teams develop their proposals using the Word template provided […]

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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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