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Yellow Fever is one of many threats to the Northern Muriqui's survival © Rodrigo Silva

How conservation can prevent future pandemics

Tue, 20/10/2020
In the midst of the COVID crisis, we're all wondering how we can stop this happening again. Two experts from our Conservation Leadership Programme offer their insights.
Dr Ravinder Kaur, one of this year's 2020 Marsh Award winners © Sanjitpaal Singh/jitspics.com

Double win for our Conservation Leadership alumni...

Thu, 08/10/2020
We are delighted to announce that this year, two of the prestigious Marsh Awards have been given to alumni of our Conservation Leadership Programme. Hear from Dr Ravinder Kaur and Natia Javakhishvili as they share their remarkable stories and describe what winning a Marsh Award means to them.
El Rincon Stream Frog © H. Povedano

Announcing 2020's Conservation Leadership...

Thu, 04/06/2020
We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards. This year's award-winning projects will help make great strides towards saving a wide diversity of threatened species across the world.
© Fábio Nunes

Grey-breasted Parakeet recovers from three...

Thu, 07/05/2020
In 2012, researchers made the alarming discovery that this vivacious parakeet was now confined to a single small region in northeastern Brazil. Find out how their campaign has seen the birds make a remarkable comeback from three fledglings in 2010 to a cumulative total of 1,165 fledglings.
This Colombian team will be using conservation to keep water clean © Jose Barros

Think millennials are apathetic about...

Fri, 12/04/2019
If you think millennials are too busy looking at their phones to care about conservation, you haven’t met these young people. Every year, we grant funding and support to young people whose new, fresh ideas are changing the way we protect the planet. Here are this year’s winners.

World first: Rhinoceros Hornbills give artificial...

Mon, 26/02/2018
In 2017, the Conservation Leadership Programme granted a Future Conservationist Award to Ravinder Kaur and her team to help improve breeding opportunities for Malaysian hornbills. Ravinder describes the team's exciting observations, and their progress in designing the perfect nest box.

After the crash: how can we rebuild South Asia...

Thu, 31/08/2017
Conservationists from India and Nepal have come together to plan a transboundary, sustainable answer to the question: how can you improve the outlook of a bird family that has already suffered a population crash of 99%?
Projects led by young conservationists are making a difference to birds around the world. Photo: Slaty Egret © Birdwatch Zambia

7 projects led by young conservationists that are...

Tue, 11/04/2017
Today winners have been announced for CLP and Birdfair project awards, all initiatives led by young conservationists. Discover their inspiring work in this roundup.
Vu Dinh Thong working in the field © Vu Dinh Thong

The Batman of Vietnam

Thu, 30/03/2017
CLP interviews Vu Dinh Thong, a man who fell in love with bat conservation 16 years ago and is now one of Vietnam's leading bat experts.
International Training Project © CLP

Meet the conservation leaders of tomorrow

Thu, 09/02/2017
Meet six young conservationists who have become part of the Conservation Leadership Programme and learn how you can become part of it too.
© Seshadri K S

The frog we thought was a kingfisher

Tue, 24/01/2017
It's common for one species to be mistaken for another, similar species. But in India something we thought was a kingfisher turned out to be a frog. How did this happen?

New vital bird habitat identified in India

Fri, 18/11/2016
Thanks to a project funded by the Conservation Leadership Programme, Papikonda National Park has been declared an Important Bird & Biodiversity Area (IBA).
Isabela Oriole © Merlijn van Weerd

Sanctuary declared for elusive oriole once...

Thu, 29/09/2016
As the Conservation Leadership Programme calls for new proposals for 2017, a previous CLP target species, the vanishingly rare Isabela Oriole, is set to benefit from the declaration of a new protected area
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2016 Conservation Leadership Programme Team...

Fri, 02/10/2015
Applications for the 2016 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open. There are three awards categories ranging from $12500 to $40,000 per project.

Conservation Leadership Programme - Applications...

Tue, 16/10/2012
Call for applications now open for the 2013 Conservation Awards. Over $800,000 USD in grants are available each year through these awards, which are aimed at early-career conservationists from all over the world. The programme aims to promote the development of future conservation leaders and provide them with the capacity to address the most significant conservation issues of our time.

BirdLife y la Convención Ramsar participan en la...

Wed, 13/07/2011
BirdLife recientemente asistió a la 2ª reunión de la Iniciativa Regional de la Convención de Ramsar para la Conservación y Uso Racional de Manglares y Corales en las Américas. BirdLife participó como Organización Internacional Asociada comprometida a apoyar el desarrollo y la aplicación de la Convención Ramsar.

Conservation Leadership Programme announces award...

Mon, 18/04/2011
The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has announced this year’s 30 award-winning projects in 19 different countries, worth a total of $492,000

Laguna de Oviedo becomes a living classroom...

Tue, 12/04/2011
On 2 February, Grupo Jaragua (BirdLife in the Dominican Republic) started their 2011 calendar of environmental festivities by celebrating World Wetlands Day