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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Hornbills find a home

December 07, 2017
In 2017, CLP granted a Future Conservationist Award to Ravinder Kaur and her team to help improve breeding opportunities for Malaysian hornbills. Here, Ravinder describes the team’s recent activities and observations of hornbills testing in artificial nest boxes. Rhinoceros hornbills are vibrant birds that are found in the tropical rainforests of Southeast Asia. They are categorised […]

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Double success for Mexico’s frog champion

December 07, 2017
CLP award winner discovers new species and lands prestigious science award. The cloud forests of northern Oaxaca, a state in southern Mexico, are home to many species of tree frog found nowhere else on the planet. These endemic species, as with other amphibian populations across the globe, are threatened by climate change, habitat loss and […]

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One giant steppe; one giant leap

September 01, 2017
Over a decade of research, advocacy, and international collaboration was rewarded in July with the designation of a new World Heritage Site: the globally important, but little known, Landscapes of Dauria, stretching across the Russia-Mongolia border. A landscape of diverse ecosystems, ranging from wetlands and floodplains to grasslands and pine forests, the Daurian steppe covers […]

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Avoiding net loss of threatened seabirds in the Southern Ocean

September 01, 2017
The use of measures to prevent seabird bycatch deaths has recently been approved by the Argentine government—a decision that will save the lives of thousands of seabirds. The fishermen of the South Atlantic live alongside some of the great travellers of the natural world. Whales, dolphins, petrels and albatrosses are their faithful companions on the […]

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Back from the dead

August 29, 2017
Lost & Found is a digital project that brings to life the incredible stories, and years of hard work, that lie behind the rediscovery of species thought lost to extinction. Recognising the power of a good story, Diogo Veríssimo decided to shake up the frequently negative conservation narrative by starting a new digital project. ‘Talking […]

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Action on river dolphins and manatees is no fluke

May 19, 2017
  New conservation legislation is putting Peru’s endangered sonar specialists and sirenians firmly on the radar thanks to the persistence of CLP award winners. When it comes to focusing the hearts and minds of decision makers on the plight of the world’s endangered cetaceans, river dolphins tend not to make the same kind of splash […]

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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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