Future Conservationist Award

Future Conservation Awards: your first step as a conservation leader.

The call for applications to the 2024 Future Conservationist Awards is closed.

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About CLP Future Conservationist Awards

Each worth $15,000, Future Conservationist Awards are granted to teams of early-career conservationists (i.e., team members have less than five years of professional conservation experience) who are conducting high-priority projects focused on protecting species listed as Data Deficient, Vulnerable, Endangered or Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Projects must take place in an eligible country, be led (or co-led) by a national of one of these countries, involve at least three people and last between three to 12 months.

Read full details of eligibility.

If you have previously received a FCA Award you are eligible to apply again, as long as your project meets the following criteria:

• Your initial CLP project is successfully closed
• Your new project relates to a different species
• Your new project works on the same species but in a different site of your country.

To see previous projects that have been granted Future Conservationist Awards, please browse our Supported Projects pages.