BP Conservation Programme seeks new recruits
Since 1985, the BP Conservation Programme (BPCP) has supported and encouraged conservation projects that address global conservation priorities at a local level. The Programme aims to contribute to long-term environmental conservation and sustainable development in priority areas by encouraging and engaging potential leaders in biodiversity conservation, and providing opportunities for them to gain practical skills and experience.
This is achieved through a comprehensive system of grants, advice and training.
The initiative is the result of a unique collaboration between four leading conservation organisations, BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Conservation International (CI), and BP. The Programme is now in its 21st year and, since 1990, has supported a total of 278 projects in 80 countries.
- To offer grants, advice and training to teams of young conservationists in areas that are of high global biodiversity importance but where there is low capacity to carry out effective conservation.
- To enable all award winning teams to meet their project objectives and disseminate their results effectively.
- To provide opportunities for outstanding team members to develop and consolidate their skills through additional project work.
- To maintain a network of current and past award winners and provide opportunities to share relevant information, experiences and advice.
- To effectively monitor and evaluate emerging leadership in biodiversity conservation developed through Programme support.