Winners of the 2018 Conservation Team Awards.
We received an impressive number of applications from the Asia-Pacific region and, as usual, a great deal of deliberation was required before our selection panel was able to finalise the list of successful applications. CLP is delighted to grant three awards this year.
Two of the projects, funded by Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, focus on intriguing but neglected marine species: horseshoe crabs on the coast of Odisha, India, and thresher sharks in the waters off East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. One project, funded in collaboration with the Global Trees Campaign aims to conduct the first conservation assessment of Maire’s yew in central Nepal. Read reactions of some of our award winners!
Future Conservationist Awards
- Habitat mapping and conservation of horseshoe crab in India
- Population risk and alternative fisheries management of thresher sharks in Indonesia
- Estimating the population of Maire’s yew and engaging communities in conservation in Nepal
For the second year, CLP is collaborating with BirdLife International on their Young Conservation Leaders (YCL) Awards funded by the British Birdfair and Aage V. Jensen Foundation. Winners of these awards, which aim to develop young leaders to protect local Important Bird Areas, will be announced in the near future.
CLP would like to offer congratulations to all of the awarded teams! One member from each CLP and YCL team will be invited to attend the CLP International Training Course in Sulawesi later this year. This two-week course is a fantastic opportunity for conservationists from around the world to receive training in high-priority topics and create a peer-to-peer network. Winning a CLP award also gives a team access to the CLP alumni network which offers more opportunities for funding, training and learning exchanges.
Individual summaries of each project can also be reviewed under Supported Projects.