News

CLP regularly posts news about the people and projects we are supporting across the globe, as well as programmatic activities.

Read our latest news to learn more about the programme’s work as well as some of the past activities and successes from funded projects. You can also keep up to date with the latest news by following CLP on Facebook and Twitter.

Announcing the 2022 CLP Team Award-Winners

April 29, 2022
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Team Awards! This year, CLP is supporting 23 projects led by early- to mid-career grassroots conservationists who are driving crucial actions to save a range of imperilled species and habitats around the world. The award-winning projects, worth just under $460,000 in […]

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Africa’s oldest forest yields ten bat species new to Nigeria

March 04, 2022
After 15 months of intensive forest surveys in Nigeria, a team of Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) alumni has found 36 bat species, ten of which had never before been seen in the country. Beginning in May 2015 to January 2018, the co-Founder and Director of Small Mammal Conservation Organization (SMACON) and leader of a 2020 […]

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CLP at the International Congress for Conservation Biology 2021

February 01, 2022
By Leala Rosen, CLP Program Officer, Wildlife Conservation Society Last month, the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) management team and various alumni were involved in the virtual International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) 2021. CLP sponsored the event, ran an exhibition booth, co-hosted three workshops, and funded 19 alumni to attend, many of whom presented key […]

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CLP at the Tusk Awards ceremony: A celebration to remember

November 24, 2021
By Kate Tointon, Communications Executive, Conservation Leadership Programme Earlier this week, Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) alumna, Julie Razafimanahaka, was named as the winner of the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa 2021, which was presented to her by Tusk patron, HRH Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge. I felt honoured to be able to represent […]

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CLP awardees help establish new management plan for Brazil’s largest coastal MPA

November 13, 2021
This article has been adapted from the original post on the WCS Newsroom. A team of conservationists in Brazil funded by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has assisted in the creation and recent publication of a new government-executed management plan to conserve threatened coral reefs in Brazil’s largest federal coastal marine conservation unit, the Costa […]

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Pangolin trafficking: “Iceberg tip” of Nigeria’s illegal trade revealed

November 05, 2021
This article has been adapted from the original article published on the University of Cambridge website. Story by Fred Lewsey A team of conservationists led by CLP alumn and University of Cambridge PhD student Charles Emogor has produced the first data-driven study quantifying Nigeria-linked seizures of pangolin product, in order to gauge the size of this […]

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Tusk Awards success highlights importance of supporting grassroots conservation

November 02, 2021
Three grassroots conservation leaders have been shortlisted for the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa, including two Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) alumni: Julie Razafimanahaka and Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng. The Tusk Award finalists are emerging conservation leaders dedicated to protecting African biodiversity. Their many exceptional accomplishments epitomise what many conservation organisations and donors, including CLP, are […]

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COP26: A joint open letter to world leaders

October 27, 2021
Several conservation organisations and donors, including the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), have today sent this joint open letter to the British Prime Minister and other world leaders calling for greater commitments to locally led nature conservation solutions at COP26. ******************************************************************** The Rt Hon. Boris Johnson MP 10 Downing Street London SW1A 2AA 27 October 2021 […]

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CLP at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

September 30, 2021
Earlier this month, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress in Marseille, France, marked an event that brought us a step closer to safeguarding nature. Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) staff were involved in the congress (both online and in person), along with representatives from all three organisations within our partnership […]

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New marmoset species discovered in Brazilian Amazon

September 22, 2021
This article was originally published on the WCS Newsroom website, which can be found here. A team of CLP alumni has discovered a new marmoset species in the Brazilian Amazon. Schneider’s marmoset (Mico schneideri), described in the latest issue of the journal Scientific Reports, is named after professor Horacio Schneider, a pioneer and major contributor to the research […]

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