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.

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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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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