3 Aug 2010

CLP alumni call to save the Araripe Manakin - video

By Conservation Le...
Conservation Leadership Programme alumni from around the world ask you to save the Critically Endangered Araripe Manakin (Antilophia bokermanni) which is known locally as the Soldadinho do Araripe. This stunning bird was discovered in 1996 and is found in just one location in north-east Brazil. The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is a partnership of four conservation organisations – BirdLife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International, the Wildlife Conservation Society – working to promote the development of future biodiversity conservation leaders by providing a range of awards, training and mentoring support via an active international network of practitioners. Started in 1985 by BirdLife, the Conservation Leadership Programme (formerly known as the BP Conservation Programme), supports the vital work of the next generation of conservation professionals who are helping to drive practical projects that address global conservation issues; from assessing the threat status of threatened birds in China, to protecting sharks in Brazil and trees in Egypt. The focus is global, and as such the Conservation Leadership Programme fits well within BirdLife’s Partnership-based approach to conservation. Sir David Attenborough is the BirdLife Species Champion for the Araripe Manakin. “We have no right to exterminate the species that evolved without us”, Sir David said. “We have the responsibility to do everything we can to preserve their continued existence.” Find out more about BirdLife Preventing Extinctions Programme.