This year we received just over 201 applications for our Conservation Team Awards. After a rigorous three-stage selection process, our Awards Selection Committee met in March 2023 and agreed on the final list of award-winners.
Our 2023 Team Awards, worth a total of $280k, have been granted to 17 exceptional teams of conservationists who are carrying out priority projects to protect threatened species across the world.
The award-winning projects will focus on saving some of the world’s most threatened fauna and flora across 13 different countries in Latin America & the Caribbean, Asia & the Pacific, and Africa.
More details about the award winning projects can be found below by following the links to each individual project page or reading our latest news.
Funding these projects would not have been possible without the generous support of Arcadia – a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin and the March Conservation Fund.
Conservation Follow-Up Awards – continuation awards worth $25,000 for projects up to two years in length:
- Creating capacities for the conservation of sharks in Honduras
- Establishing a Conservation Network for Protection of Threatened Cave-dwelling Bats in Turkey
- Sharpes Longclaw and African People; Conservation through Co-existence in Kinangop Plateau Kenya
Future Conservationist Awards – entry-level awards worth $15,000 for projects between three and 12 months in length:
- Conservation of the Critically Endangered Hammerhead Sharks in Ghana
- Safeguarding the Endangered White-bellied (Phataginus tricuspis) pangolin in Ghana
- Population Surveying and Raising Awareness of Three Newly Discovered Tree Frogs in Ha Giang province
- Ecology and conservation of the critically endangered Dombeya ledermannii in Nigeria
- Population monitoring and awareness building for Ludlows Bhutan Glory in India
- Protecting the threatened Thorntail Mountain Lizard and its habitat in Famatina mountains Argentina
- Engaging key stakeholders in Javan slow loris (Nycticebus javanicus) conservation in Java Indonesia
- Conservation of Southern Tuco-tucos in Pampean dunes:creation of sanctuaries and threats alleviation
- Local communities empowerment as a driver to medium and large mammals conservation in the Cerrado
- A sustainable seafood network to conserve mobulid rays thresher and hammerhead sharks
- Conservation of Threatened Harrisons Giant Mastiff Bat at Mt Suswa Conservancy Kenya
- Local communities perception and distribution of Giant pangolins in northwestern Tanzania
- Towards the conservation of the threatened Tandilia Lizard of the Pampas highland grassland
- Novel coral nursery designed to improve survivorship growth and increase biodiversity.
One member from each award-winning team will be invited to attend the CLP Conservation Leadership & Management workshop. This course is being planned as a hybrid course.
As in previous years, this course offers training in essential topics for professional conservationists, enabling them to build on the knowledge and skills that will underpin their future careers as conservation leaders. Moreover, by bringing participants together from around the world, the workshop provides an opportunity to form valuable connections with other early-career conservationists. 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.