Calling all budding conservationists: 2013 CLP Conservation Awards now open for applications

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is inviting people to apply for the 2013 Conservation Awards, which are aimed at early-career conservationists looking to develop their skills and knowledge while implementing a high priority conservation project.

Winners of the 2012 awards include Anna Mukhacheva, who is leading a team looking at improving people’s attitudes towards the Amur tiger in Russia, and Luis Roberto Gonzalez Torres who is working to promote the conservation of Cuba’s remarkable plant life.

Amur tiger. Credit: Sveta Soutyrina.

This amazing photograph was taken by Sveta Soutyrina - member of a CLP-funded team working to change attitudes towards the Amur tiger in Russia.

The 2013 Conservation Awards on offer include:

The application deadline for all awards is 9th November 2012. Those applying for a Conservation Follow-up or Conservation Leadership Award must submit a logical framework to the CLP for review by 1st October 2012. Based on this review, applicants will be advised whether they should submit a full proposal.

Award winners will be announced in April 2013.

How to apply

The CLP awards are aimed at early-career conservationists (with no more than 5 years professional experience in the conservation sector) living and working in Africa, Asia, east/south-east Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Countries designated by the World Bank as ‘high-income economies’ and countries with US Sanctions are not eligible for CLP support, except for some high-income economies located in tropical areas of high biological diversity (including the Pacific and Caribbean islands).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the CLP team well before the application deadline for advice on project eligibility, methods and project activities.

For detailed information on the eligibility criteria (and to apply), visit the CLP website, or contact [email protected].

About the Conservation Leadership Programme

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is a partnership of four conservation organisations – Fauna & Flora International, BirdLife International, Conservation International, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. By offering awards, training, mentoring and networking opportunities, CLP promotes the development of future conservation leaders and provides them with the capacity to address the most significant conservation issues of our time.