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.

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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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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