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.

Permanent exhibition for CLP team in one of Argentina’s best-known museums

January 27, 2015
Federico Pablo Kacoliris and his team, who were awarded a Future Conservationist Award for their project “Conserving Endangered frog species in Somuncura Plateau, Patagonia, Argentina”, have recently had their work recognised by La Plata Museum, located in La Plata 50km southwest of Buenos Aires. The museum, which receives over 100,000 visitors per year, has provided […]

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Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards 2015: Call for applications

January 13, 2015
We are delighted to announce that applications for CLP conservation team awards 2015 are now open. This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and Wildlife Conservation Society, has been helping young conservationists to achieve their goals and move into positions of influence within the conservation sector for 30 years. “My concept of […]

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Science and art in Romania

January 07, 2015
See and Do! – Enhancing skills for conservation efforts in Romania and Moldova Dr Szilárd Bücs (2014: “Protecting Horseshoe Bats of Romania”) Many young professionals in Romania and the Republic of Moldova are actively involved in conservation efforts, but there are key areas where their knowledge is deficient, like for example biostatistics, GIS (Geographic Information […]

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Grouper scientists get together

December 17, 2014
CLP team meets Co-Chair of the IUCN Grouper and Wrasse Specialist Group Gustavo Castellanos and his team received a CLP Future Conservationist award in 2010 to support their work to protect the Pacific goliath grouper (Epinephelus quinquefasciatus).

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New population of grey-breasted parakeet found in north-east Brazil

September 01, 2014
A team of young conservationists in Ceará state, north-east Brazil, has discovered a small population of five grey-breasted parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus). Less than 200 grey-breasted parakeet are known to survive in the wild – all in Ceará state.

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Fondation Segré Conservation fund at FFI

August 31, 2014
Inspiring Confidence in the Next Generation of Conservationists Opportunities for young conservationists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), a partnership between Fauna & Flora International (FFI), BirdLife International and the Wildlife Conservation Society have been given a boost thanks to funding from Fondation Segré Conservation Fund at FFI.

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Blue whales and endemic dolphin species find a safe haven in southern Chile

April 30, 2014
After more than a decade of constant advocacy, scientific research, stakeholder meetings and an on-going communications campaign, conservationists in Chile are delighted that their government has recently declared three new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) encompassing more than 120,000 hectares. “Few of the world´s environments are under as much stress today as the coastal ocean.

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Turtle be my valentine

April 30, 2014
We all know the fairy-tale about the Princess and the Frog. Well here’s a story to warm the heart of even the most cold-blooded reader. This Valentine’s Day (14th February) a team of young Belizeans came across the Critically Endangered hicatee, otherwise known as the Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii).

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Fijian conservation ambassadors to train reef rangers

December 01, 2013
Kate Stokes was a remarkable and talented young conservationist who, in the four years she worked as CLP Programme Officer, demonstrated all of qualities that epitomise CLP leaders: she was hard-working, fun to be with, cared deeply for others, and was passionate and committed to biodiversity conservation. When Kate tragically died in 2006, her family set up the Kate Stokes Memorial Trust so that, in her memory, a US$5,000 award could be granted annually to an exceptional team of CLP alumni.

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2013 CLP Awards Winners Announced!

April 05, 2013
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is happy to announce this year’s Conservation Award winners. Twenty-eight exceptional projects conserving a diverse array of globally threatened species have been granted a total of $470,000. Among these winners, we have five new pins to add to the CLP map of countries which have received support: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Moldova and Samoa.

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