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.

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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Announcing the 2018 CLP award winners

March 29, 2018
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards! Thanks to generous support from the Global Trees Campaign and Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, we are supporting three teams of rising conservation leaders in Asia. Our 2018 projects include: Estimating the population of […]

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CLP Alumna Wins Woman Power Award, India

March 27, 2018
On March 8, 2018, CLP alumna Purnima Devi Barman received the highest civilian honor for women in India – the Nari Shakti Purashkar 2017. This “Woman Power Award” was presented to her by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind. Purnima received this award in recognition for her to work to conserve the Endangered […]

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Award-winning film showcases snow leopard success

March 26, 2018
The remote Spiti Valley in India is home to the elusive and majestic snow leopard. There are estimates that 25-30 snow leopards live in the valley. Likewise, the valley is home to just over 12,000 people who survive and make their living by tending livestock that grazes in the Himalaya. The health and safety of […]

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Saving species in the Western Indian Ocean

March 21, 2018
After more than a decade of CLP support to Community Centred Conservation (C3) in Comoros and Madagascar, we are delighted to share part of their journey and some of their successes to date.   C3 is a non-government organisation that works to empower local people to make informed decisions about natural resource management, decisions that […]

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