Conservation Leadership Masters Program

Conservation Leadership Through Learning is a new 24-month Master of Science degree offered jointly by two schools in the United States and Mexico.


Conservation Leadership Program (Conservation Leadership Through Learning)

Society is faced with some of the greatest challenges in history, from climate change to biodiversity loss to energy security and beyond. We need leaders who think differently, embrace complexity, and see the human and environmental condition as one intricate system. The Conservation Leadership Program is a new 24-month Master of Science degree that will prepare students to be a part of the next generation of conservation leaders who will tackle these dynamic challenges.

In August 2012, approximately 20 students will begin an intensive educational journey in the United States and Mexico. Also referred to as Conservation Leadership Through Learning (CLTL), this program merges transdisciplinary university education with real-world action to train leaders who can deliver on-the-ground benefits for conservation and communities. By reaching far beyond the classroom walls, students will develop the knowledge and real-world skills to become effective conservation leaders making a difference for the environment and people's lives.

CLTL is a partnership between Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources and El Colegio de la Frontera Sur in Mexico.

For more information, please visit our website ( or contact us at Applications are now being accepted through January 9th, 2012 for the cohort starting in August 2012.

Shared with CEC by Luc De Wever, Governance Officer, IUCN

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