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.

Protecting the planet’s imperilled places

September 27, 2022
Conservationists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Team Awards have shared how they are protecting some of the most imperilled places on Earth. In The Revelator’s Protect This Place feature series, launched earlier this year, five CLP alumni call attention to the work they are doing to save areas with rich natural and cultural […]

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Andean cat declared provincial natural monument of Argentina

September 08, 2022
By Mauro Lucherini and Cintia Tellaeche, Andean Cat Alliance After several years, our programme’s outreach activities about the plight of the threatened Andean cat have managed to capture the attention of governmental agencies in Argentina, with the species being declared a Natural Monument by the Argentine Province of Jujuy in April 2022. The Natural Monument […]

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CLP alumna wins 2022 Princess of Girona Foundation International Award

July 15, 2022
Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) alumna, Dr Trang Nguyen, was last week celebrated as the winner of the Princess of Girona Foundation International Award 2022. Wildlife conservationist Trang, a previous CLP intern and winner of a 2021 CLP Future Conservationist Award, travelled to Spain last week to receive the prestigious award from the Spanish Royal Family. […]

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Conservation Leadership Programme Announces Call for Applications to 2023 Team Awards

July 07, 2022
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is delighted to be accepting applications to the 2023 Team Awards via our online portal. The awards target exceptional teams of early-career conservationists leading high-priority projects across the world. Applications for Future Conservationist Awards must be submitted using the online platform by 23:59pm GMT on 10 October 2022. CLP alumni applying […]

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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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