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 Leadership Award

A life on the ocean waves

Joanna Alfaro, November 2011

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Most conservationists will tell you about how they were first inspired to work in conservation. Perhaps it was a conversation with a family member, something seen on TV or...Read interview with Joanna Alfaro

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Conservation Follow-up Award

A birds-eye view of conservation –

Maxim Koshkin, March 2011

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The Student Conference of Conservation Science (SCCS) in Cambridge is one of the foremost organised gatherings for students and future conservation leaders in the world. It also attracts today´s...Read interview with Maxim Koshkin

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Conservation Leadership Award

The creative conservationist

Weber Silva, December 2010

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Weber Silva was in his early twenties when he went on a field trip to an area of Chapada do Araripe, Ceara, in north east Brazil in 1996. There,...Read interview with Weber Silva

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Conservation Follow-up Award

Rising through the ranks

Tom Brooks, September 2010

Conservation Follow-up Award Multiple
Tom Brooks became a CLP alumnus in 1992 and has since risen the ranks as a conservation professional. From 2002 to 2010, he served on the CLP Executive Committee...Read interview with Tom Brooks

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Conservation Follow-up Award Multiple
Future Conservationist Award

At one with Nature

Kanchana Weerakoon, June 2010

Future Conservationist Award Amphibian
Kanchana first came across the CLP in 1997 when her undergraduate supervisor recommended her as the local counterpart to a team of UK students who travelled to Sri Lanka...Read interview with Kanchana Weerakoon

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Conservation Leadership Award

Evidence that success breeds success

Chamnan Kim, December 2009

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Chamnan is a member of the Cambodian Turtle Conservation Team which has received three CLP awards since 2004. Although he wasn't in the initial Future Conservationist project, he has...Read interview with Chamnan Kim

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Future Conservationist Award

Flying high with Philippine eagles

Jayson Ibanez, September 2009

Future Conservationist Award Bird
One of the most enjoyable aspects of attending the SCB conference is the unique opportunity to meet so many CLP alumni under one roof, and attending their oral and...Read interview with Jayson Ibanez

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