With a BSc in Environment, Economics and Ecology, Sarah has long been fascinated with the challenge of balancing human needs and environmental protection.
In a great example of collaborative conservation, the three Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) partners have joined forces to try and secure US$500,000 for CLP through Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld competition.
Until 23 August 2015, the public is being asked to vote for their favourite NGO. The organisation that gets the most votes will win half a million dollars as well as Microsoft technology and services.
Unfortunately, because CLP is a collaboration rather than a legal entity in its own right, it is not eligible to enter. For that reason, the three partner organisations – Fauna & Flora International BirdLife International and the Wildlife Conservation Society – are joining forces to make a bid on CLP’s behalf.
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is representing CLP in the competition, so we are asking our supporters to back CLP by voting for them in one of the following ways:
Please note that, for your vote to be counted, you must include: #vote, #UpgradeYourWorld and @TheWCS on Twitter and Instagram, and #vote, #UpgradeYourWorld and @Wildlife Conservation Society on Facebook.
You can vote once a day on each of your social media accounts until 23 August 2015 (23:59 Pacific Time). If supporters from all three organisations join forces to vote and encourage their friends to do the same, we could be in with a real chance of winning.
With thousands of charities out there, we know how hard it can be to pick a favourite, so here’s why we think CLP should get your support:
To date, CLP has supported 2,500 emerging conservation leaders. Your help will allow us to continue this vital work long into the future.