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-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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2021 CLP Team Awards: Call for applications

July 24, 2020
CLP is delighted to be accepting applications to our 2021 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 23 October 2020. CLP alumni applying for Follow-up or […]

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An update on COVID-19: How is CLP responding?

July 13, 2020
CLP is keenly aware of the challenges faced by our alumni during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to lockdowns and other government-imposed restrictions, many of the high-priority conservation projects they lead are on hold. They have also faced the great emotional strain that most—if not all—of us must have felt when considering the risks to our […]

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A special first for horseshoe crab conservation

July 01, 2020
By Dr Siddhartha Pati The horseshoe crab is a truly remarkable animal, being one of the so-called ‘living fossils’ that exist on Earth. Having survived here for an astounding 450 million years, the sad reality is that these crabs are now in great danger and are rapidly disappearing. CLP alum Dr Siddhartha Pati and his […]

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Announcing the 2020 CLP Team Award Winners

June 04, 2020
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards! Thanks to Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin – this year’s award-winning projects (worth a total of just under $350,000) will help exceptional conservationists make great strides towards saving a wide diversity of threatened species […]

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Fresh hope for grey-breasted parakeets in Brazil

April 30, 2020
A team of CLP alumni has saved the grey-breasted parakeet from extinction. Back in 2012, a CLP-funded project reported alarming news: the last population of this Critically Endangered parakeet was now confined to a small region in Ceará State, north-eastern Brazil. With the species in grave danger of becoming extinct, the team launched a campaign […]

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Overcoming adversity to uncover hidden amphibian secrets in Colombia

April 01, 2020
A decade after receiving CLP’s Future Conservationist Award, a team of researchers working in one of the most hostile field sites in Colombia has recently reported the discovery of two new frog species in Zootaxa. Team leader Aldemar Acevedo shares his insights into these exciting discoveries, why he risks his life for this cause, and […]

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