CLP is proud to have supported some of the leading lights in conservation and it is always a great pleasure to find out how their careers are progressing.
Past award winners often credit CLP with catalysing their successful careers. Many of them are now working full time in the conservation sector within national and international NGOs, universities, research organisations and private companies as biodiversity consultants. Several CLP alumni are now directing country-wide, regional and global programmes of work.
Blanca Huertas and Jorge Velásquez, August 2018An initial encounter in Beijing almost a decade ago, facilitated through CLP travel grants, ultimately paved the way for collaboration between two Colombian biologists, Blanca Huertas and Jorge Velásquez, who...Read interview with Blanca Huertas and Jorge Velásquez
Renata Ferrari Legorreta, March 2018Meet Renata Ferrari Legorreta, Ph.D., a marine ecologist and ecosystem modeler at the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences. Renata’s research seeks to understand the dynamics of marine habitats and species...Read interview with Renata Ferrari Legorreta
Cristina López-Gallego, December 2017In 2009, Colombian biologist Professor Cristina López-Gallego and two fellow botanists won a Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) team award to assess the status of – and put together an action...Read interview with Cristina López-Gallego
Iwan Hunowu, September 2017In 1996, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) funded Action Sampiri, a project to study the endemic, and elusive, birds of North Sulawesi’s Talaud and Sangihe islands. For research team...Read interview with Iwan Hunowu
Vu Dinh Thong, March 2017In 2001, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) funded a project led by Vu Dinh Thong to study the diversity and status of bats in Vietnam’s Bach Ma National Park. This...Read interview with Vu Dinh Thong
Mirza Kusrini, October 2016In 2004, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) funded a project led by Dr Mirza Kusrini to research frog diversity in one of the last pristine forests on the densely populated...Read interview with Mirza Kusrini
Makala Jasper, August 2016A skilled forester and passionate conservationist, Makala Jasper is the co-founder and current CEO of the Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative, which is widely regarded as one of Tanzania’s most...Read interview with Makala Jasper
Hazell Thompson, April 2016Dr Hazell Thompson is a conservation biologist with a PhD in ornithology and more than 25 years’ experience in NGO capacity development, teaching and research in ecology, ornithology and conservation....Read interview with Hazell Thompson
Denis Sandanov, December 2015A deep affection for Lake Baikal inspired Russian botanist Denis Sandanov to work in conservation. Having tested the water, he took the plunge and was soon immersed in a CLP-funded...Read interview with Denis Sandanov
Bandana Aul, August 2015Adventure, exploration and journeying to remote locations where no one has been before is part of what drives Bandana Aul. The other part is her respect and understanding for bats,...Read interview with Bandana Aul