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.

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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Survey reveals scale of harassment in Vietnam’s conservation sector

November 04, 2020
We recently posted a blog by CLP alum Trang Nguyen, founder and Executive Director of Vietnam-based NGO, WildAct. In her blog, Trang described WildAct’s new programme, Empowering Women in Conservation, which in part aims to protect female conservationists in Vietnam from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV). As part of the programme, WildAct has just completed […]

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CLP wins double in the 2020 Marsh Awards

October 07, 2020
In this year’s Marsh Awards, two CLP alumnae were recognised for their outstanding contributions to conservation. In partnership with Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the Marsh Christian Trust selected Dr Ravinder Kaur for the Terrestrial Conservation Leadership Award and Natia Javakhishvili for the Early Career Conservation Award. These accolades celebrate the extraordinary efforts of two […]

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Saving lives and livelihoods during the pandemic

August 17, 2020
The resilience and resourcefulness of our alumni knows no bounds, based on what we’ve been hearing over the last few months. Despite facing unprecedented challenges themselves, many of our alumni have taken the lead and initiated ways to help vulnerable local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of these initiatives have supported livelihoods by employing […]

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