Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards 2015

Conservation Leadership Programme Team Awards 2015

Deadline: February 23, 2015

The 2015 Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) Conservation Team Awards are now open! CLP aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in high-priority places with limited capacity to address conservation issues.

This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society, has been helping young conservationists across the world to achieve their goals for 30 years. The programme works toward its aims by offering awards, training and mentoring support. Funding is aimed at conserving globally threatened species and priority sites.

The Awards

CLP offers three levels of Conservation Awards:

  • Future Conservationist Awards: Approximately 18 awards of up to $12,500 each
  • Conservation Follow-up Awards: Approximately 2 awards of up to $20,000 each (available only to previous CLP Future Conservationist Award winners)
  • Conservation Leadership Awards: 1 award of $40,000 (available only to previous CLP Follow-up Award winners)


A representative from each award-winning team is invited to attend an international training event organized by the CLP to share ideas, develop skills and knowledge and network with their peers.

Additionally, winning teams are able to network with experts from within each of the partner organizations and past winners. CLP team members are available to help with project implementation, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.


In 2015 CLP will only be accepting proposals for projects to be implemented in the following 22 countries from 5 regions:

  1. Africa: Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, South Africa
  2. Eurasia: Azerbaijan, Turkey
  3. Latin America & Caribbean: Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico
  4. Asia & Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
  5. Middle East: Georgia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, United Arab Emirates

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a member of the CLP team more than two weeks before the application deadline for advice on eligibility, project concept, methods and activities. The CLP can also put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can provide additional advice.

Please Note

Those applying for Conservation Follow-up and Conservation Leadership Awards must submit a Logical Framework and the Final Report of their previous CLP project as part of their application materials. Awards will be announced in April 2015.

To find out more about applying for CLP funding, please visit our grants page. Applicants should sure to read our Call for Applications, Application Guidelines and FAQs before applying.

For more information, visit Conservation Leadership Programme.