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.

Greater protection for marine migrants

November 04, 2016
Vital data generated by the satellite and acoustic tagging work undertaken by a CLP-funded project team monitoring the movements of whale sharks and other migratory species between remote offshore islands in Mexico and Colombia has helped to persuade the Colombian government to quadruple the size of a key marine protected area. Reputed to be one […]

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Shedding new light on night monkeys

October 28, 2016
Thanks to the moonlighting activities of a CLP-funded team, primatologists are a little less in the dark about the distribution of a nocturnal monkey. Sometimes it pays not to focus exclusively on your day job, as a project team funded by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) recently discovered. While working to conserve the highly threatened […]

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Caught on camera

October 24, 2016
From aardvarks to zorillas, a CLP-funded team working in one of Africa’s largest conservation landscapes has recorded an extraordinary range of species – including honey badger, caracal and even a hyena carrying a severed elephant’s trunk in its vice-like jaws. Situated in a region where five African countries converge, Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area, […]

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Call for applications: CLP Team Awards 2017

September 29, 2016
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is delighted to announce that it is now accepting applications for CLP 2017 Team Awards. The need to conserve threatened species and habitats has never been more urgent. And there is a correspondingly urgent need for the conservation sector itself to support the people who are committed to this career […]

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Sanctuary for elusive oriole

September 09, 2016
One of the rarest birds in the Philippines, and the target species of a CLP-funded project in 2012, is set to benefit from the declaration of a new protected area. Confined to the island of Luzon, where it clings to survival in just a few remaining fragments of lowland forest, the Critically Endangered Isabela oriole […]

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Removing rare crocs from the menu

July 29, 2016
Team leader Cyrille Mvele and Heather Arrowood describe how a CLP award-winning project is persuading local communities not to make a meal of a Critically Endangered reptile. Lambaréné, at the crossing of the Ogooué River with the National Highway, has long been an important market for wildlife trade in Gabon. When Cyrille Mvele and his […]

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Awards for mpingo maestro are music to CLP ears

June 20, 2016
The head of one of Tanzania’s most successful conservation organisations, which grew out of an initiative launched two decades ago with CLP support, has won the 2016 National Geographic Society/Buffett Award for Leadership in African Conservation. Makala Jasper, co-founder and CEO of the Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative, was honoured for his ‘outstanding accomplishments’ at […]

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Former CLP intern wins two prestigious conservation awards

June 09, 2016
A young Chinese biologist whose Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) internship in 2008 helped inspire him to pursue a career in conservation has been chosen as the recipient of the National Geographic Society’s coveted Emerging Explorer award and the Marsh Award for Terrestrial Conservation Leadership. In announcing its decision, the National Geographic Society stated that: “Every […]

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New species of evergreen tree for India

April 28, 2016
Funding from the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has contributed to the discovery of a previously undescribed species of evergreen tree in one of India’s most iconic natural landscapes. In 2013, during one of his exploratory trips to the evergreen montane forest of Kudremukh National Park, botanist Navendu Page came across an unusual plant that aroused […]

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Conversation with a conservation legend

April 14, 2016
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is always keen to spread the word about the vital work undertaken by its award-winning teams of aspiring conservationists. But it’s not every day that we have the opportunity to showcase our work in the presence of a conservation legend. Last week’s official opening of a new global conservation campus […]

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