A virtual youth leadership programme for young minds instilling 21st century leadership skills to benefit conservation actions in India.


You’re young and have the power to inspire collective behavioral changes in people. Added to that, you’ve got the passion to protect our planet. All you need is a platform to learn more! Due to the nationwide lockdown to break the spread of the coronavirus, we hope students like yourself are keeping safe at home. To utilize your time better, we bring you the Young Conservationist Programme 2.0 (YCP 2.0), a unique virtually developed leadership programme for young minds that can be explored right from the comforts of your home.

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WWF India will kick start the second batch of the YCP 2.0, a programme aimed at committed and outstanding selected senior secondary school students who want to address conservation issues in India. Started in 2019, this year the major goal of the YCP 2.0 programme is to provide you a powerful participatory training focusing to instill 21-century leadership skills in you. The programme is shaped to provide a space for you to delve into the world of conservation and learn various efforts and challenges faced to protect vulnerable ecosystems in India. Not only that, but the YCP 2.0 will allow you to also create mass awareness among your circle of influence and peer groups to promote the need to save our diverse natural world – home to various wild animals and critical ecosystems, and people who depend on it most. Another key aspect of the programme is to equip you with specially designed sales and marketing trainings that will prove beneficial for you in the future. At the same time, you will be using these skills to reach out to a wider audience and help raise funds for WWF India’s conservation efforts.

This is your chance to become agents of change and translate YCP 2.0 learning into actions that will foster a sustainable future. With the lockdown in effect and the probability to get further extended across various cities in India, this is the apt time to learn, educate and play a crucial role to bring in wave of changes by becoming leaders and calling for a better future!

Go wild at home through YCP 2.0 by reaching out to individuals virtually and enabling them to support WWF India’s goals to build a world where both humans and wildlife thrive and peacefully co-exist together.



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For further information: You can simply write to Ms. Shruti Dwivedi at sdwivedi@wwfindia.net or call/whatsapp her on +91 8826933605

Let us hear from some of our Young Conservationists from the previous year’s batch!

Yuvraj Rana, a 17-year-old Young Conservationist from the Lotus Valley International School, Gurgaon.

“Whenever we think of time traveling into the past, we are worried that we may bring about a small change that will have unknown ripple effects for our present. My experience during WWF India’s Young Conservationist Programme was a major reminder of our capability to bring about a change in our lives and the overall world too if we act now. A small change today, by the same reasoning, may have huge impacts for a better sustainable future. The programme taught me skills that will surely help me throughout my entire life. I worked on my leadership skills while working in groups that helped me to know the importance of teamwork. Not only that, the programme helped me to improve my negotiation and communication skills to great lengths. These skills helped me to approach a diverse set of people and start conversations about the need to conserve our fast-depleting natural world. My biggest learning experience was to be able to bring onboard individuals as donors by fundraising for WWF India’s various conservation efforts through effective story-telling skills that I learned through the programme! Thanks to WWF India YCP 2.0, I can now call myself a fundraiser at the age of just 17. If you get to be a part of this programme, it will surely be a life-changing experience for you!”

Aveesha Gandhi is from the Shri Ram School, Aravali, joined the YCP in 2019 when she was in just grade XI.

“My experience during WWF India’s Young Conservationist Programme was simply wonderful! It was truly an engaging customized leadership programme that equipped me with many skills. I picked up on the nuances of volunteering and key tricks and tips on fundraising too. Not only did I raise funds for WWF India’but also build awareness among my friends, neighbors, and the entire family about a cause that is very close to my heart. Through the YCP training modules, I learned the importance of being a much more responsible individual who brings behavioral change in people when it comes to leading a sustainable lifestyle. The entire programme helped me to develop my ability to be a young leader who got hands-on experience of going from door-to-door in my neighborhood explaining the need to conserve our country’s natural resources and protect communities who depend on it the most.”