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.

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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Winners of 2016 CLP awards

April 07, 2016
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is delighted to announce the winners of the 2016 Team Awards. As is always the case, the task of narrowing down the shortlisted applications was by no means a straightforward one. The award-winning teams can be justifiably proud of their achievement, and the high quality of the proposals augurs well […]

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Endangered baby stork safely delivered

March 18, 2016
A rescued greater adjutant chick has been released back into the wild after a period of rehabilitation in India’s Assam State Zoo. The chick was critically injured when it fell from its treetop nest in February, but has slowly been nursed back to health. The greater adjutant is an Endangered giant stork with an estimated […]

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A to Z countdown to CLP red-letter day

March 11, 2016
Over the course of the next few weeks the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) will be showcasing 30 years of support for endangered species in the run-up to the announcement of the 2016 CLP Team Awards. The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has funded more than 600 projects, providing grants, training and mentoring that have helped kick-start […]

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Colombo collaboration helps to put neglected otters back on the map

February 08, 2016
One of the most valuable experiences afforded by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is the opportunity for alumni to pass on their skills and increase their own knowledge base through peer-to-peer learning. Support from the Fondation Segré Conservation Fund at Fauna & Flora International (FFI) enables individuals and teams within the CLP network to participate […]

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Celebrating World Wetlands Day

February 02, 2016
Over three decades, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has contributed to some of the valuable work conducted to conserve wetlands. Cause for celebration on World Wetlands Day! The list is of success stories is long, so we’ll confine ourselves to just a few of the award-winning wetlands-related projects. The Siberian crane and spoon-billed sandpiper are […]

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