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Saving cancer-treating yew trees in Nepal

27 January 2021

Recent graduate of the Masters' Kumar Paudel (2019-20), and his team at Greenhood Nepal are leading efforts to save cancer treating yew trees in Nepal. Kumar is also a Conservation Leadership Programme alum, and they have written a blog post about his work, which can be found here

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Onon Bayasgalan

The conservationist, the herders and the fashionistas

27 January 2021

Recent graduate Onon Bayasgalan (2019-20), is featured in 'This Cambridge Life', a series in the University's Research Horizons magazine. Onon helps herders in her home country, Mongolia, to preserve livelihoods and lands that are under threat from the luxury fashion industry. See the full article here

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Course Director

Conservation leadership in the time of covid-19

14 October 2020

A refection on conservation leadership in the time of covid-19 by Dr Chris Sandbrook and Dr Howard Nelson

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Oryx editorial

Supporting the pack: conservation action through collective crisis leadership

30 July 2020

The Masters in Conservation Leadership Alumni Network (UCCLAN) have collectively written the Editorial in July’s edition of Oryx. Find out more about this in their associated blog post on collective collective leadership .

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The University of Cambridge Conservation Leadership Alumni Network calls on nations to be bold, act now, and end the extinctions crisis

11 March 2020

Responding to the recently released draft plan to save nature by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, over 100 alumni from over 60 countries ask their collective nations to act decisively to tackle the root causes of accelerating species extinctions. Governments mu st explicitly acknowledge the...

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Prerna Bindra at the SCCS

Prerna Bindra speaks at the Student Conference in Conservation Science, India

29 January 2020

The Goddess Durga astride a tiger. A temple in a village in Rajasthan (western India) where mice are worshipped. Ganesh Chaturthi , a festival to celebrate , Lord Ganesha, the Deity of Good Fortune. No culture in the world is as connected to nature, as India. India has some of the strongest wildlife conservation laws...

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Howard Nelson

Howard Nelson, New Lecturer in Conservation Leadership

29 January 2020

What were you doing before joining the CL Team? I have spent the last 6 years running a MSc programme in Wildlife Conservation at the University of Chester, where I was a senior lecturer and my teaching included ecological field research techniques and landscape-scale wildlife management approaches. My PhD students work on...

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Off to see Spiders

Off to see spiders!

15 August 2019

Vena Kapoor (cohort 2010-11) recently authored a children's book. Off to see spiders! is a book to introduce a few common spiders in India to young children who are just starting to read by themselves. This book was commissioned and published by Pratham Books - a leading publisher in India for children's books, and as part...

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Hummingbirds of Ecuador

Alumni Adventures

15 August 2019

In April, Carolina Proaño Castro and Millie Kerr— both members of the 2015-2016 cohort— reunited in Ecuador, where Carolina lives. The Ecuadorian sustainability and development expert recently became the Executive Director of Fundación Futuro, an innovative entity that owns the Mashpi Reserve north of Quito. Millie, a...

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Plastics ban Peru

An overview of the new Law on Single-Use Plastics

13 August 2019

Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA), 19TH December, 2018 On December 5th, 2018, the Peruvian Congress approved a historic law that seeks to reduce single-use plastics in Peru. Yesterday, the Law was signed by President Vizcarra and today was published in the official daily of Peru, El Peruano. With this move...

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