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.

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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Safeguarding scoters: Diverting a duck from imminent extinction

August 11, 2021
By Nika Paposhvili In Georgia, the Javakheti plateau harbours rich habitats of shallow lakes, swamps and moist meadows, providing a vital refuge for many species of waterfowl including the Vulnerable velvet scoter—a duck long thought to be extinct from its historical range in the Caucasus. It came as a complete shock when I discovered a […]

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2022 CLP Team Awards: Call for applications

July 07, 2021
CLP is delighted to invite applications to our 2022 Team Awards from early-career conservationists leading critical projects worldwide. All applications must be submitted using the online platform by 11:59pm GMT on 10 October 2021. CLP alumni applying for our continuation Follow-up or Leadership Awards must submit a Logical Framework by 8 September 2021; CLP will […]

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Funding front-line action for the world’s forgotten frogs

June 16, 2021
This article was originally published on the Fauna & Flora International (FFI) website, and can be found here. Frogs have been around for about 140 million years, since dinosaurs roamed the Earth, and are found in most moist corners of the world. IUCN has assessed 6,340 species of these tailless and smooth-bodied amphibians, and almost […]

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Celebrating the winners of the 2021 CLP Team Awards

June 16, 2021
On May 26, 2021, CLP hosted its first-ever virtual awards ceremony to celebrate the winners of our 2021 Team Awards.  After announcing our 2021 Team Awards earlier in May, the CLP Management Team was eager to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our new awardees. In previous years, CLP had hosted in-person award ceremonies, but due […]

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Top career tips from the world’s young conservation heroes

May 19, 2021
Last month, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) hosted its first-ever virtual Global Youth Summit. The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) leapt to get involved in the event, which brought over 10,000 young conservationists together from around the world to enhance interdisciplinary learning and drive momentum for change. Find out below what we learned […]

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Announcing the 2021 CLP Team Awards

May 14, 2021
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2021 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Team Awards! This year, CLP is supporting 22 projects – worth just under $440,000 in total – that are set to make a significant contribution towards saving a wide range of threatened species across the world. This crucial work would not […]

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The Langkawi Dolphin Research Project: A decade of discoveries, tribulations and triumphs

February 17, 2021
MareCet’s Langkawi Dolphin Research Project (LDR) turned ten recently. In honour of this exciting milestone, CLP alumna and LDR Project Leader, Sandra Teoh, helps us reminisce about the project’s successes and contemplate what else it could achieve over the next decade. Langkawi, or “the Jewel of Kedah” as it’s known, is an archipelago of about […]

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CLP celebrates new donation landmark

December 03, 2020
Since it was established 35 years ago, CLP has awarded over $10 million in support of vital conservation projects around the world. In celebration of this new milestone, we look at how these funds have helped develop early-career conservation leaders and safeguarded the future of globally threatened species. The grey-breasted parakeet, Pyrrhura griseipectus, in Brazil […]

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CLP-backed NGO helps establish Guyana’s first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area

December 01, 2020
For over twenty years, the South Rupununi Conservation Society (SRCS) has been dedicated to protecting and monitoring threatened wildlife in the Rupununi savannah, Guyana. We look at how these extraordinary efforts are driving long-term conservation solutions in the region, including the recent establishment of South Central Rupununi as Guyana’s very first Important Bird & Biodiversity […]

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