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Winners of the 2020 Conservation Team Awards

This year we received almost 350 applications for our Conservation Team Awards, making it a very competitive selection process! After much discussion, our Awards Selection Committee was able to agree on the final list of award-winners.

Our 2020 Awards, worth a total of just under $350,000, are being granted to 19 exceptional teams who are carrying out vital conservation projects across the world. These projects are being supported with grateful thanks to Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. The projects will focus on saving some of the world’s most threatened fauna and flora, including invertebrates (Georgia), amphibians (Argentina, Colombia and Ghana), birds (Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kenya), fish (Indonesia), and various mammals such as snow leopards (India and Tajikistan) and horseshoe bats (Romania).

More details about all 19 winning projects can be found below by following the links to each individual project page. You can also hear from some of our award-winners on how they reacted to the news of their award.


Future Conservationist Awards (in no particular order):

Conservation Follow-Up Awards (in no particular order):

Conservation Leadership Award


One member from each team will be invited to attend the CLP Conservation Leadership & Management Course. Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning for the course to be held online this year (more details to follow). As in previous years, this course will offer training in high-priority topics and, by bringing participants together from around the world, it provides an opportunity to form a peer-to-peer network with other early-career conservationists. Trainees will also be invited to an in-person reunion at a later date (when it is deemed to be safe to do so). Winning a CLP award also gives each team access to the CLP alumni network, which offers more opportunities for funding, training and learning exchanges.

Summaries of previous years’ winning projects can also be reviewed under our Supported Projects pages.