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.

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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Alumni Publications 2021

February 19, 2020
CLP alumni publications featured in our 2021 newsletter issues. Issue: December 2021 Aziz, S.A., McConkey, K.R., Tanalgo, K., Sritongchuay, T., Low, M.R., Yong, J.Y., Mildenstein, T.L., Nuevo-Diego, C.E., Lim, V.C. and Racey, P.A., 2021. The critical importance of Old World fruit bats for healthy ecosystems and economies. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, p.181. Calle-Rendón, B. R., […]

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Alumni Accomplishments 2021

February 19, 2020
Many congratulations to all our alumni on their impressive achievements this year, which have been featured in our 2021 newsletter issues. Issue: December 2021 Julie Razafimanahaka (2004 Future Conservationist Award-winner and 2020 Kate Stokes Memorial Award-winner, Madagascar) has won the Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa 2021. Julie was shortlisted for the award along with another […]

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Alumni Accomplishments 2022

February 11, 2020
Many congratulations to all our alumni on their impressive achievements this year, which have been featured in our 2022 newsletter issues. Issue: January 2022 Key updates from a 2020 Follow-Up Award Winning project on velvet scoter conservation in Georgia. The team collaborated with Ajara TV to produce a short film about their activities and the […]

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Alumni Publications 2022

February 11, 2020
CLP alumni publications featured in our 2022 newsletter issues. Issue: January 2022 Paul, D., and S. Jones. 2021. Conservation and indigenous cultures: learning from the Yanadi community in the Eastern Ghats, India. Ecology and Society 26(4):42. Paposhvili, N. 2021. Seasonal abundance and breeding biology of the Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Lake Tabatskuri, Georgia. Wildfowl, […]

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