An initiative that brings together twenty new, emerging leaders in the wildlife conservation field for capacity-building and intense training in campaign development and skills, including implementation of a two-year group international wildlife issue campaign.
Developing conservation professionals to secure a future for wildlife
“Every generation must go further than the last or what’s the use in it?” -Meridel Le Sueur
The two-year training program entails a week of training each year, as well as a final two-day training and graduation ceremony. Throughout the two years, participants will work in teams to develop, implement and evaluate a wildlife conservation project in the United States or globally.
Past Project: Cotton-top Tamarin
Past Project: Southeast Asian Bear
The next opportunity to apply for EWCL will be the 2015-2016 Class. Applications will be available in fall 2014.
"EWCL offers anyone passionate about expanding their conservation career a great resource to learn valuable leadership skills, make connections with peers and leaders in the field that will have a long lasting impact, and take on projects that teach you practical skills and the power of relationship building. It has helped me advance my career and I think it can do the same for anyone who participates."
Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL)
The goal of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL) program is to facilitate cross-organizational networking and mentoring for emerging wildlife conservation leaders while conducting training and guiding concrete innovative conservation projects.
Interested in joining the program?
EWCL selects approximately 20 up-and-coming professionals from a competitive applicant pool every two years. Find out how to apply