The 2010 Conservation Awards from the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP)


DEADLINE:  06 NOVEMBER  2009, APPLY NOW

The Conservation Leadership Programme is now soliciting applications for 2010 Conservation Awards. The application deadline is 6th November 2009 for ALL applications and awards will be announced in March 2010.

The CLP has been helping young conservationists to achieve their goals and move into positions of influence within the conservation sector, and 2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of this highly successful program! Successful applicants will: 1.) Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of team members; 2.) Implement high-priority conservation projects combining research and action; and 3.) Contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts.

This year’s awards include:

Future Conservationist Awards: Approximately 20 awards of up to $12,500 each
Conservation Follow-up Awards: Approximately 5 awards of up to $25,000 each
Conservation Leadership Awards: 2 awards of up to $50,000 each

Are you Eligible?

This year we are happy to offer Conservation Awards to applicants working across Africa, Asia, Eastern and South-eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Countries that are NOT ELIGIBLE include those countries designated as high-income economies by the World Bank, with the exception of island nations in the Pacific and Caribbean and some countries in the Middle East. If you have any questions about eligible countries, please contact the CLP.

Take our Eligibility Quiz now to learn if your project fits our award criteria.

How to Apply:

All teams submitting an application will receive feedback on their proposal. 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. The CLP can also put teams in touch with local partner offices or other experts who can provide additional advice.

A representative from each award-winning team will be invited to attend an international training event in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in June/July 2010 organized by the CLP to share ideas and develop skills, knowledge and contacts. 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.

Have additional questions or seeking advice? Email clp@birdlife.org for more information.

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