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Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders

Capacity building of young professionals in wildlife conservation

Principal Office: USA

Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL) aims to increase the capacity of early-career professionals in wildlife conservation. The geographical scope includes a major interest in wildlife conservation in the developing world.

EWCL focuses on skills development, networking, and formulation of conservation campaigns. It funds intermittent training for periods of two years.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Capacity building of young professionals in wildlife conservation. EWCF directs its capacity building to early-career professionals who have the potential to be leaders in international wildlife conservation. The program selects individuals to comprise new groups (i.e., classes) of about 20 participants on two-year cycles.

EWCF prefers to work with individuals who have at least three years of conservation field experience, and who intend to commit at least another 15 years to a conservation career. The program is open to candidates from NGOs, foundations, government agencies, and the private sector. It particularly welcomes applications from under-represented groups in conservation.

There are no restrictions by nationality or residence.

The program covers all costs of U.S.-based participants. International applicants must be able to cover the costs of travel to the USA, and must be fluent in English.

About the program

APPLICATION: EWCF posts an application form that requests information about the applicant, a statement of interests, perceived leadership skills, and details about previous training.

Applicants are expected to provide references.

There is a bi-annual application cycle.

About how to apply

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries


Potentially interested individuals can review the composition of past groups, such as this example for the class of 2019-2020.

EWCL launched a special program for the Caribbean.

EWCL is supported by a variety of partner organizations, mainly in the USA.

The program posts contact information.