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.

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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Chorus of approval for acoustic field guide spawned by CLP-funded frog study

November 19, 2015
In the course of their research into the amphibians of the Western Ghats supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), award winner Seshadri KS and his team hit upon a novel way to inspire a new generation of frog lovers in his native India. The Western Ghats mountain range runs north to south down India’s […]

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2016 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards: Call for Applications

September 30, 2015
Applications for the 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open! CLP aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in high-priority places with limited capacity to address conservation issues. This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation […]

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Free online course launched for budding conservationists

September 16, 2015
An online course launched this week will provide free conservation education to people around the world and encourage them to get involved. The United for Wildlife collaboration has  launched an online course this week that provides entry-level conservation education to people around the world. The ‘Introducing Conservation’ course is completely free to access, and consists of […]

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Cast your vote to help raise $500,000 for the Conservation Leadership Programme

August 10, 2015
With one little click, you could make a massive difference for wildlife by supporting some of conservation’s brightest new minds. Please vote today! In a great example of collaborative conservation, the three Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) partners have joined forces to try and secure US$500,000 for CLP through Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld competition. Until 23 August 2015 […]

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Proposal & fundraising workshop, Mozambique

July 13, 2015
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Project development, proposal writing and fundraising workshop Organized by: Fauna & Flora International (FFI) with Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Supported by: The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Dates: 14 – 18 September, 2015 Location: Maputo, Mozambique Workshop summary The aim of this workshop is to: 1) increase capacity to obtain funding for […]

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