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Supriya Jhunjhunwala. Credit: CLP.

Apply now for the 2015 Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards

Posted on: 16.01.15 (Last edited) 16 January 2015

The Conservation Leadership Programme has helped over 2,500 conservationists develop their careers to date. Find out whether you could be one of them…

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is inviting applications for its 2015 Team Awards which provide support for early-career conservationists looking to develop their skills and knowledge while implementing a high priority conservation project.

Alongside financial support, the Team Awards also provide fantastic training opportunities including the chance to attend an international training event where representatives from the winning teams meet to share ideas, develop skills and knowledge and network with their peers.

Award winners can also take advantage of expert advice from the CLP team and peers in the alumni network.

As Supriya Jhunjhunwala, Conservation Follow-up Award winner explained, “Receiving a CLP award gave us important project funding, but also ratified the conservation work we were doing, infused the team with new enthusiasm and renewed our self-belief.

“CLP support and training facilitated a quantum leap in perspective for me personally and opened up a new world of possibilities.”

Supriya Jhunjhunwala with school class. Credit: CLP.

Supriya believes conservationists need to acquire a wide range of skills in order to succeed. Credit: CLP.

There are three award levels this year:

The deadline for all applications is Monday 23rd February 2015, with winners announced in April. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to read this leaflet (PDF) and contact a member of the CLP team at least two weeks before the application deadline for advice on eligibility, project concept, methods and activities – email clp@birdlife.org.

Who can apply?

In 2015 CLP will only be accepting proposals for projects to be implemented in the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam.

For detailed eligibility criteria and to apply for an award, please visit the CLP website. A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available to help guide you through the application process.

About the Conservation Leadership Programme

CLP is a partnership of three leading biodiversity conservation organisations, including Fauna & Flora International. Drawing upon the expertise of conservation professionals from across the globe, it provides funding and training to early-career conservationists from developing countries who are tackling priority conservation challenges.

Over the last 30 years, CLP has provided important career stepping stones to over 2,500 people who now form an extensive global network of conservation practitioners.

Written by
Sarah Rakowski

Sarah is Fauna & Flora International's Communications Manager. With a BSc in Environment, Economics and Ecology, she has long been fascinated with the challenge of balancing human needs and environmental protection.

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In addition to funding, CLP support and training facilitated a quantum leap in perspective for me personally and opened up a new world of possibilities.

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