(CLP) recently announced the winners of the 2009 Team
Conservation Awards. This year, 29 teams in 12 countries were granted awards
with support totaling $500,000.
"The awards offered by the CLP provide a launching pad for young
professionals who are just beginning a career in the field of environmental
conservation", says Robyn Dalzen, CLP Executive Manager. "Through this program,
we are building the capabilities of future leaders and providing them with
knowledge, skills and experience to address the most pressing conservation
issues of our time."
IN DEPTH: Learn
more about the Conservation Leadership Programme.
The CLP supports the vital work of a new generation of rising conservation
professionals who are leading a number of diverse, practical projects – from
developing an education center promoting the conservation of important bird
areas in Brazil, to protecting freshwater turtles in China, community-based
conservation of an endangered tree species in Egypt, and dugong conservation in
the Comoros and Madagascar.
As part of the award, winning teams are invited to send a representative to
an international training course covering topics from project planning and
management to communications and outreach. This year’s course will be held in
conjunction with the Society for Conservation Biology's Annual Meeting in
Beijing, China and will run from 27 June to 16 July.
Conservation International is partnering with BirdLife International, Fauna
& Flora International, the Wildlife Conservation Society and BP to deliver
this innovative capacity building program.
IN FOCUS: ‘Andean
Cats and Puna Biodiversity’ project in Argentina receives one of two top
Conservation Leadership Awards