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Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership

Conservation Leadership Alumni Network

THE 2014-15 CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP STUDENTS AT THEIR CHRISTMAS EVENT. DECEMBER 2014. PHOTO: J WILLIAMS

Issue 5, September 2015

Welcome to the fifth issue of the CLAN newsletter for Alumni and friends of the Masters in Conservation Leadership at the University of Cambridge! This time we’re reporting on events involving our students and alumni, bringing you up to date on course developments and catching up with some of our alumni. CLAN is intended to keep alumni up to date with what is happening on the Masters, and to help you to keep in touch with us and each other. Please let us have your news and views for the next issue!

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We welcomed our fifth cohort of students in October 2014 – this time 17 students from 15 countries. These include our first ever students from Bangladesh, New Zealand, Macedonia, Liberia, Croatia and Hungary! The current cohort have now completed their year with us and we are making preparations to welcome cohort six in October The taught courses included several new sessions this year, on Biodiversity Offsets, Ownership of Data, Monitoring the Impact of Conservation and Social Marketing. We have also introduced a careers coaching session led by the team from ConservationCareers.com, and a new course from the Institute for Leadership and Management (more on this below) In the autumn of 2014 we welcomed Lisa Harris as the new Programme Administrator for the Masters in Conservation Leadership. Lisa will be familiar to many of you as the former Executive Assistant to Mike Rands, the Executive Director of CCI Once again our students were fortunate to be hosted by FFI for an evening of practical training in networking skills, this time hosted by Mark Rose at the prestigious Athenaeum Club in London Our students continued to represent the course very well at the annual Student Conference on Conservation Science. This year Rocio Lopez and Merodie Rose both gave excellent presentations Congratulations to Nigel Leader-Williams after whom the Leader Valley has been named on the island of South Georgia! This is in recognition of his pioneering work on reindeer populations on the island in the 1970s

MPhil in Conservation Leadership, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, CB2 3EN, UK www.geog.cam.ac.uk/graduate/mphil/conservation

Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership Newsletter Issue 5  
Cambridge Masters in Conservation Leadership Newsletter Issue 5  
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