We are delighted to announce that applications for CLP conservation team awards 2015 are now open. This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and Wildlife Conservation Society, has been helping young conservationists to achieve their goals and move into positions of influence within the conservation sector for 30 years.
“My concept of the CLP is the best possible. Much of this is due to the fact that CLP is not only a partner who financially support projects, but a partner who is interested in forming leaders enabling a fantastic exchange of experiences among researchers throughout the world” Matheus Freitus, Conservation Follow-up Award winner, Brazil.
The 2015 awards consist of three levels: Future Conservationist Awards (up to US $12,500 each), Conservation Follow-up Awards (up to US $20,000 each) which are available only to previous CLP Future Conservationist Award winners and one Conservation Leadership Award (up to US $40,000) which is the highest award, available to teams who have reported on their Follow-up Award project. Application deadline: Monday 23rd February 2015.
In 2015, CLP funding is available to teams conducting projects in the following countries:
Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, South Africa
Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey
Latin America & Caribbean
Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico
Asia & Pacific
China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, United Arab Emirates
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the CLP team more than two weeks before the application deadline for advice on eligibility, project concept, methods and activities. The CLP can also put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can provide additional advice.
A representative from each award-winning team is invited to attend an international training event organized by the CLP to share ideas, develop skills and knowledge and network with their peers.
“Receiving a CLP award gave us important project funding, but also ratified the conservation work we were doing, infused the team with new enthusiasm and renewed our self-belief. In addition to funding, CLP support and training facilitated a quantum leap in perspective for me personally and opened up a new world of possibilities.” Supriya Jhunjhunwala, Conservation Follow-up Award winner, India.
Additionally, winning teams are able to network with experts from within each of the partner organizations and past winners. CLP team members are available to help with project implementation, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages. To find out more about applying for CLP funding, please visit our grants page. Applicants should sure to read our Call for Applications, Application Guidelines and FAQs before applying.