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 population of grey-breasted parakeet found in north-east Brazil

September 01, 2014
A team of young conservationists in Ceará state, north-east Brazil, has discovered a small population of five grey-breasted parakeet (Pyrrhura griseipectus). Less than 200 grey-breasted parakeet are known to survive in the wild – all in Ceará state.


Fondation Segré Conservation fund at FFI

August 31, 2014
Inspiring Confidence in the Next Generation of Conservationists Opportunities for young conservationists supported by the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP), a partnership between Fauna & Flora International (FFI), BirdLife International and the Wildlife Conservation Society have been given a boost thanks to funding from Fondation Segré Conservation Fund at FFI.


Blue whales and endemic dolphin species find a safe haven in southern Chile

April 30, 2014
After more than a decade of constant advocacy, scientific research, stakeholder meetings and an on-going communications campaign, conservationists in Chile are delighted that their government has recently declared three new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) encompassing more than 120,000 hectares. “Few of the world´s environments are under as much stress today as the coastal ocean.


Turtle be my valentine

April 30, 2014
We all know the fairy-tale about the Princess and the Frog. Well here’s a story to warm the heart of even the most cold-blooded reader. This Valentine’s Day (14th February) a team of young Belizeans came across the Critically Endangered hicatee, otherwise known as the Central American river turtle (Dermatemys mawii).


Fijian conservation ambassadors to train reef rangers

December 01, 2013
Kate Stokes was a remarkable and talented young conservationist who, in the four years she worked as CLP Programme Officer, demonstrated all of qualities that epitomise CLP leaders: she was hard-working, fun to be with, cared deeply for others, and was passionate and committed to biodiversity conservation. When Kate tragically died in 2006, her family set up the Kate Stokes Memorial Trust so that, in her memory, a US$5,000 award could be granted annually to an exceptional team of CLP alumni.


2013 CLP Awards Winners Announced!

April 05, 2013
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is happy to announce this year’s Conservation Award winners. Twenty-eight exceptional projects conserving a diverse array of globally threatened species have been granted a total of $470,000. Among these winners, we have five new pins to add to the CLP map of countries which have received support: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Moldova and Samoa.


Linking biodiversity in conservation, ecosystem services and climate change

March 19, 2013
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has recently completed a project working with nine other organizations to design and develop teaching materials which will enable early- to mid-career conservationists to be trained in, and better understand the linkages between biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and climate change.


CLP alumni describe two new salamanders from Tamá Bi-National Park

February 07, 2013
er to learn about our work and became an excellent spokesperson for nature conservation among the community.” Bolitoglossa leandrae is a relatively small salamander (its body length is roughly the same as the diameter of a 50p or a Quarter coin) with a narrow head and long, slender tail. Males are dark brown with thin yellow stripes along the length of the body and females are reddish brown.