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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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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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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