Interviews

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.

Conservation Follow-up Award

Convinced about bats

Bandana Aul, August 2015

Conservation Follow-up Award Mammal
Adventure, 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

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Conservation Follow-up Award Mammal
Future Conservationist Award

Start as you mean to go on

Adam Gretton, May 2015

Future Conservationist Award Bird
Adam Gretton took part in one of the first ever projects awarded by CLP in 1986. Nearly 30 years later he is still working in conservation. We spoke to him...Read interview with Adam Gretton

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Future Conservationist Award Bird
Conservation Leadership Award

Snapping up Awards for Croc Conservation

Tess Gatan Balbas, August 2014

Conservation Leadership Award Reptile
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) identifies potential leaders with a strong commitment to conservation and positions them to multiply their impact. It is always exciting to hear of this...Read interview with Tess Gatan Balbas

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Conservation Leadership Award Reptile
Conservation Follow-up Award

Approaching Issues from all angles

Supriya Jhunjhunwala, April 2014

Conservation Follow-up Award Bird
Supriya Jhunjhunwala is Advisor on a GIZ (German Development Cooperation) project for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Existing and Potential Coastal and Marine Protected Areas in India. Here...Read interview with Supriya Jhunjhunwala

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Conservation Follow-up Award Bird
Conservation Leadership Award

Devoted to dugongs

Patricia Davis, December 2013

Conservation Leadership Award Mammal
Eleven years ago, Patricia and two other young conservationists co-founded a small, non-profit organization to carry out small-scale environmental research and education projects in Palau, Micronesia, and work with...Read interview with Patricia Davis

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Conservation Leadership Award Mammal
Conservation Follow-up Award

Preserving rivers without boundaries

Eugene Simonov, August 2013

Conservation Follow-up Award Bird
Rivers have been an important feature in Eugene Simonov’s life for many years. As coordinator of River without Boundaries he plays an important role in drawing together international organizations...Read interview with Eugene Simonov

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Conservation Follow-up Award Bird
Future Conservationist Award

Putting the rock ‘n’ roll into herpetology

Nicolas Urbina, April 2013

Future Conservationist Award Amphibian
During a recent trip to Colombia the CLP was reunited with Dr Nicolas Urbina-Cardona, CLP alumnus and Director of the Bachelor Programme in Ecology, at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in...Read interview with Nicolas Urbina

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Future Conservationist Award Amphibian
Conservation Leadership Award

Out of her comfort zone

Cynthia Layusa, November 2012

Conservation Leadership Award Bird
This has been a busy year for Filipina conservationist Cynthia Layusa. In April she co-organised the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines’ annual congress and in October she travelled...Read interview with Cynthia Layusa

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Conservation Leadership Award Bird
Conservation Leadership Award

Network development fits the bill

Evgeniy Murnakhov, August 2012

Conservation Leadership Award Bird
Evgeniy Murnakhov has been working at the Strizh Ecological Centre in west Siberia since it opened in 2006 and, although his role involves undertaking a variety of activities, his...Read interview with Evgeniy Murnakhov

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Conservation Leadership Award Bird
Conservation Leadership Award

Leadership, lessons… and lemurs!

Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka, April 2012

Conservation Leadership Award Mammal
As a student in 2004, Julie joined a CLP team for a project which focused on bats in Madagascar. Nine years later, she is Director at Madagasikara Voakajy (MV)...Read interview with Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka

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Conservation Leadership Award Mammal