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 up to date with the latest news by following CLP on Facebook and Twitter.

A special celebration of the first-ever International Horseshoe Crab Day

July 01, 2020
By Dr Siddhartha Pati The horseshoe crab is a truly remarkable animal, being one of the so-called ‘living fossils’ that exist on Earth. Having survived here for an astounding 450 million years, the sad reality is that these crabs are now in great danger and are rapidly disappearing. CLP alum Dr Siddhartha Pati and his […]

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Announcing the 2020 CLP Team Award Winners

June 04, 2020
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards! Thanks to Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – this year’s award-winning projects (worth a total of just under $350,000) will help exceptional conservationists make great strides towards saving a wide diversity of threatened species […]

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Fresh hope for grey-breasted parakeets in Brazil

April 30, 2020
A team of CLP alumni has saved the grey-breasted parakeet from extinction. Back in 2012, a CLP-funded project reported alarming news: the last population of this Critically Endangered parakeet was now confined to a small region in Ceará State, north-eastern Brazil. With the species in grave danger of becoming extinct, the team launched a campaign […]

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Overcoming adversity to uncover hidden amphibian secrets in Colombia

April 01, 2020
A decade after receiving CLP’s Future Conservationist Award, a team of researchers working in one of the most hostile field sites in Colombia has recently reported the discovery of two new frog species in Zootaxa. Team leader Aldemar Acevedo shares his insights into these exciting discoveries, why he risks his life for this cause, and […]

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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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