CLP is proud to have supported some of the leading lights in conservation and it is always a great pleasure to find out how their careers are progressing.
Past award winners often credit CLP with catalysing their successful careers. Many of them are now working full time in the conservation sector within national and international NGOs, universities, research organisations and private companies as biodiversity consultants. Several CLP alumni are now directing country-wide, regional and global programmes of work.
Dolly Priatna, January 2023Dolly Priatna is a man of many talents. Whilst his more than 30 year career has seen him work in both academia, NGOs and private sector, his vision has stayed...Read interview with Dolly Priatna
Alberto Campos, August 2022Three-time CLP award-winner, Alberto Campos, shares his insights from a 28-year career in conservation: from co-founding a national NGO and spearheading key conservation successes, to pursuing a PhD in an...Read interview with Alberto Campos
Caleb Ofori-Boateng, April 2022Three-time CLP award-winner, Dr Caleb Ofori-Boateng, is the founder and Director of Herp Conservation-Ghana (Herp-Ghana), an NGO working to raise awareness and garner support for amphibian conservation. In this interview,...Read interview with Caleb Ofori-Boateng
Erica Cuyckens, December 2021After over a decade leading efforts to protect Argentina’s wild cats, Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) alumna, Dr Erica Cuyckens, Assistant Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET),...Read interview with Erica Cuyckens
Indira Lacerna-Widmann, September 2021Conservation Careers writer Marie Conroy speaks to CLP alumna, Indira Lacerna-Widmann, about her heroic efforts to save the Philippine cockatoo from extinction. Known for their ability to mimic humans, the...Read interview with Indira Lacerna-Widmann
Allwin Jesudasan, April 2021Allwin Jesudasan is the Director of the Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology (MCBT/CFH) in India. He first joined the CLP alumni network a decade ago, and now...Read interview with Allwin Jesudasan
Vera Voronova, November 2020Vera Voronova is the CEO of the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK). Having started out as a student member of the ACBK board in 2009, she...Read interview with Vera Voronova
Mauro Lucherini, August 2020Three-time CLP award-winner, Mauro Lucherini, is dedicated to studying and conserving wild carnivores. He is a council member of both the Andean Cat Alliance and Wild Felid Research & Management...Read interview with Mauro Lucherini
Tatiana Pongiluppi, April 2020Tatiana Pongiluppi is an expert on Brazilian birds. She runs a birdwatching company in Brazil and leads expeditions for tourists all over the country. Thirteen years ago, Tatiana started out...Read interview with Tatiana Pongiluppi
Nelly Isigi Kadagi , October 2019Dr Nelly Isigi Kadagi is Director of Research for the African Billfish Foundation (ABF) and the Co-Principal Investigator for the BILLFISH-WIO project. She recently completed her Ph.D. from the University...Read interview with Nelly Isigi Kadagi