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Without a team of CLP alumni, the grey-breasted parakeet would still be plummeting towards extinction © Fábio Nunes

Call for applications: Conservation Leadership...

Wed, 07/07/2021
CLP is delighted to invite applications to our 2022 Team Awards from teams of early-career conservationists leading critical projects worldwide. All applications must be submitted using the online platform by 11:59pm GMT on 10 October 2021.
One team works with the community to protect unique wildlife of Rapa, French Polynesia © Fred Jacq

Meet the 2021 Conservation Leadership Programme...

Wed, 19/05/2021
BirdLife is proud to be part of the Conservation Leadership Programme, a partnership that directs funding and training to early career leaders from developing countries who are tackling pressing conservation challenges. Discover some of this year’s winning projects.
Maxi Ignace, SCRS head ranger, has banded and monitored Red Siskins for over 20 years © Meshach Pierre

New milestone: Guyana gets its first Important...

Tue, 01/12/2020
An organisation that started out as a group of nature-loving friends has gone on to establish Guyana’s first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area thanks to backing from the Conservation Leadership Programme. Find out how they’re empowering their community to protect wildlife beyond just birds...
Vera Voronova out birding © Renat Eskazyuly

From student representative to Kazakhstan...

Fri, 20/11/2020
Vera Voronova started out as a student representative for ACBK (BirdLife in Kazakhstan). Six years later, she became CEO of the organisation. Vera tells us about the challenges she faces, her hopes for the future, and how the Conservation Leadership Programme helped her to get where she is today.
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.
An artist's impression of the new marmoset species, 'Mico munduruku' © Stephen Nash

New monkey species discovered in rapidly-...

Fri, 09/08/2019
The marmoset was discovered in the south-west of Pará State in Brazil, Amazon’s ‘arc of deforestation’. The researcher who lead the study warns that we already need to be concerned about its survival.
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.
The "Panda Team" will be preserving the habitat of the Giant Panda - along with the birds it shares it with

These millennials are changing the future of...

Fri, 01/06/2018
Young minds can give us fresh answers. These young people’s conservation ideas were so impressive that they were awarded grants to carry out their work. Check out ten projects that are shaping the conservation world for the next generation.
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.
Young Mara men jumping © Bjørn Christian Tørrissen - bjornfree.com

Workshop ushers in new collaboration for...

Wed, 07/11/2012
A recent workshop brought together the Eastern Afromontane Hotspot Regional Implementation Team (RIT), and representatives of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) Secretariat. Participants developed a strategic plan for CEPF’s 5-year investment in the hotspot, aimed at strengthening civil society’s role in conservation in the region.

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.

Fifteen new fundraisers in East Africa!

Tue, 08/11/2011
Fifteen young conservationists from six East African countries (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Ethiopia) successfully completed a project development, proposal writing and fundraising workshop at Mpala Research Centre in Kenya from 22-26 October.

Call for Proposals: 2012 Conservation Leadership...

Thu, 29/09/2011
The Conservation Leadership Programme is currently soliciting applications for 2012 Conservation Awards.

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

Got a conservation emergency? Now there's...

Fri, 01/04/2011
The Rapid Response Facility provides small grants, focusing on UNESCO natural World Heritage sites, in response to applications for urgent support.