Conservation Leadership Award Winners

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) has announced this year’s 30 award winners in 19 different countries, worth a total of $492,000, reports Fauna & Flora International.

The Programme is a partnership of four conservation organizations – BirdLife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society. The Programme’s mission is to promote the development of future conservation leaders and provide them with the capacity to address the most significant conservation issues of our time. For many award winners, it’s their first opportunity to receive funding to pursue their conservation project.

park ranger looking through binocularsThis year’s projects range from the Watershed Impacts on the Belize Barrier Reef to Surveying Birds and Mammals in Kenya to Saving Pangolin and Sea Turtles From Being Eaten in Guangzhou Restaurants, China.

Follow-up and Leadership prizes are also handed out to some for previous winners whose projects have already achieved success. This year’s winners include projects from 7 countries.

Aside from the financial support, award winners join the 3,500 conservation leaders in the CLP alumni network. Such membership helps people accomplish their goals through support and companionship. As well, they are eligible to additional grants, mentoring, and training. The CLP’s International Training Course will occur in June 2011 in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies.

The list of 2011 award winners is on the Conservation Leadership Programme website.

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