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.

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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High hopes for threatened Andean birds

January 25, 2016
Generous support for the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) from Fondation Segré Conservation Fund at Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is already creating valuable opportunities for an already thriving global network of CLP alumni to share their skills through the Learning Exchange Programme, as a recent example from Colombia illustrates. It is well over two decades […]

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Record-breaking bat colony discovered during CLP-funded survey

January 20, 2016
Team leader Szilárd Bücs sheds light on the spectacular findings of a cave survey conducted as part of a CLP-funded bat conservation project in Romania. February 2015. Lots of snow and sunshine. Temperature well below zero. A typical winter in South-Western Romania. What is not so typical is the happiness of nine slightly frozen cavers, […]

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New group of vanishingly rare monkey discovered

January 18, 2016
One particular team of Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) award winners is already aware that 2016 will have to be a pretty spectacular year if it is to live up to the standard set by 2015. The undoubted highlight was the discovery of a new group of the northern muriqui, one of the world’s most threatened […]

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Filipinos for Flying Foxes

December 01, 2015
Project coordinator Tammy Mildenstein describes how a coalition of three former CLP award-winning teams is helping to protect threatened fruit bats in the Philippines. Why conserve flying foxes? In countries with inadequate governmental support for conservation, it often falls to communities to conserve their local environment. As expected, enthusiasm for wildlife conservation varies depending on local […]

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Camera trapping initiative reveals hidden treasures of Brazil

December 01, 2015
New video footage reveals how a project that has its origins in a 2007 CLP-funded camera trapping survey is helping to assess the potential impact of tourism on the biodiversity of a Brazilian national park. Cavernas do Peruaçu National Park, in Brazil’s second most populous state, Minas Gerais, owes its name to the spectacular karst […]

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