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.
Nicolas Urbina, April 2013During a recent trip to Colombia the CLP was reunited with Dr Nicolas Urbina-Cardona, CLP alumnus and Director of the Bachelor Programme in Ecology, at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in...Read interview with Nicolas Urbina
Cynthia Layusa, November 2012This has been a busy year for Filipina conservationist Cynthia Layusa. In April she co-organised the Wildlife Conservation Society of the Philippines’ annual congress and in October she travelled...Read interview with Cynthia Layusa
Evgeniy Murnakhov, August 2012Evgeniy Murnakhov has been working at the Strizh Ecological Centre in west Siberia since it opened in 2006 and, although his role involves undertaking a variety of activities, his...Read interview with Evgeniy Murnakhov
Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka, April 2012As a student in 2004, Julie joined a CLP team for a project which focused on bats in Madagascar. Nine years later, she is Director at Madagasikara Voakajy (MV)...Read interview with Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka
Joanna Alfaro, November 2011Most conservationists will tell you about how they were first inspired to work in conservation. Perhaps it was a conversation with a family member, something seen on TV or...Read interview with Joanna Alfaro
Maxim Koshkin, March 2011The Student Conference of Conservation Science (SCCS) in Cambridge is one of the foremost organised gatherings for students and future conservation leaders in the world. It also attracts today´s...Read interview with Maxim Koshkin
Weber Silva, December 2010Weber Silva was in his early twenties when he went on a field trip to an area of Chapada do Araripe, Ceara, in north east Brazil in 1996. There,...Read interview with Weber Silva
Tom Brooks, September 2010Tom Brooks became a CLP alumnus in 1992 and has since risen the ranks as a conservation professional. From 2002 to 2010, he served on the CLP Executive Committee...Read interview with Tom Brooks
Kanchana Weerakoon, June 2010Kanchana first came across the CLP in 1997 when her undergraduate supervisor recommended her as the local counterpart to a team of UK students who travelled to Sri Lanka...Read interview with Kanchana Weerakoon