Call for Applications 2010 Conservation Leadership Programme Awards

Deadline 6th November 2009

The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is now accepting applications
for 2010 Conservation Awards. The CLP aims to promote the development of
emerging conservation leaders and equip them with the capacity to address
the most pressing conservation issues of our time. We do this by providing
small grants, training, mentoring and networking opportunities, where award
winners gain practical skills and experience and develop leadership
capabilities through the implementation of projects focused on high-priority
biodiversity conservation issues.

The CLP is a partnership of four international conservation organizations —
Birdlife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora
International and the Wildlife Conservation Society — with support from
multinational energy company BP. 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!

This year we are happy to announce that we will be accepting applications
from teams 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.

Available awards include:

* Future Conservationist Awards: Approximately 20 awards of up to $12,500

* Conservation Follow-up Awards: Approximately 5 awards of up to $25,000
each (available only to previous CLP award winners)

* Conservation Leadership Awards: 2 awards of $50,000 each (available only
to previous CLP award winners)

The application deadline is 6th November 2009 for ALL applications, and
awards will be announced in March 2010. Please visit the
CLP website for detailed eligibility criteria, guidelines
and an application form. Please forward this announcement to other
interested individuals, organizations or academic institutions.

Successful applicants will: 1.) Develop the knowledge, skills and abilities
of team members; 2.) Implement a focused, high-priority conservation project
combining research and action; and 3.) Contribute to the long-term success
of local conservation efforts.

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 and the International Congress for Conservation
Biology in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in June/July 2010 organized by the CLP.
These events will allow winners to share ideas and experience, develop new
skills and network with their peers and experts.

*If you are interested in participating in the application review process,
please send an email with your name, contact details, countries and regions
where you have worked and taxonomic expertise.

Have additional questions or need advice?

Send an email to or visit our

Caucasus Environmental NGO Network (CENN)

T +995 32 75 19 03/04
F +995 32 75 19 05

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