Tomorrow's conservation leaders

The Osprey Leadership Foundation works with young people from different cultures and contrasting backgrounds to inspire them about the natural world and help them to develop into conservation leaders who can make an impact at an international level.
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Introduction

In a fast changing world with nature under greater threat than ever before, the nature conservation movement requires entrepreneurial leaders who think differently, communicate engagingly and have a bold vision.  The Osprey Leadership Foundation aims to create a new generation of conservation leaders by taking an innovative and exciting new approach.

Migratory birds like the Osprey do not recognise international borders and nor do we: we work with young people from different cultures and contrasting backgrounds to inspire them about the natural world and help them to develop into conservation leaders who can make an impact at an international level.  We’re currently working with young conservationists in the UK and The Gambia – countries at opposite ends of the Osprey migration flyway. This means that our projects are grassroots in their approach, but international in their scope.

The Osprey Leadership Foundation isn’t just about equipping young people with conservation experience and academic qualifications: it helps them to develop life skills and confidence and to become conservation leaders who can make a difference.

Governance

The Osprey Leadership Foundation is registered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) (Charity no. 1176199).

Our objectives, as outlined in our constitution are:

(1) To advance the education of the public in the subject of nature and in particular but without limitation nature conservation.

(2) For the public benefit to promote the education (including social and physical training) of people engaged in or wishing to become engaged in nature conservation or any related trade or profession in such ways as the CIO thinks fit, including by:

  1. Awarding to such persons scholarships, maintenance allowances or grants tenable at any university, college or institution of higher or further education.
  2. Providing their education (including the study of music or other arts), to undertake travel in furtherance of that education or to prepare for entry to any occupation in nature conservation or a related trade or profession on leaving any educational establishment.

(3) To assist in such ways as the CIO thinks fit any charity whose charitable purposes are the same as or similar to those of the CIO.

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