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Empowering Women in Nature
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Empowering Women in Nature

April 9, 2020April 15, 2020

Colombia is one of the most biologically diverse countries on the planet, attracting high levels of nature-based tourism. Women for Conservation is building a sustainable future for rural communities in these eco-hotspots by training residents as bird guides with lessons in bird identification and English language skills.

The Chocó: A Treasure Trove of Unique Biodiversity that Must be Saved
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The Chocó: A Treasure Trove of Unique Biodiversity that Must be Saved

October 31, 2019January 16, 2020

The Chocó and its vast rain forests in western Colombia are considered one of the most important biological hot spots on Earth. Housing an extraordinary concentration of endemic birds, plants, and amphibians (species found nowhere else in the world), this treasure trove of life is tragically threatened - creating an urgent need for us to work with local communities to save this precious jewel. 

Women for Conservation Participates in WCN’s Wildlife Conservation Expo
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Women for Conservation Participates in WCN’s Wildlife Conservation Expo

October 12, 2019January 17, 2020

Representing Women for Conservation, Founder and Executive Director Sara Lara hosted a booth and met with visitors at the Fall Wildlife Conservation Expo that is held annually by Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) in San Francisco. Each year, WCN gathers conservationists from around the world to exhibit and speak about their work that protects endangered wildlife globally. The expo offers a unique opportunity for supporters to unite, connect, network, and share stories about their experiences.

Women for Conservation Established to Empower Women around the Globe to Protect Nature
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Women for Conservation Established to Empower Women around the Globe to Protect Nature

June 17, 2019January 17, 2020

During the summer of 2019, Sara Lara decided to pursue her dream of fully dedicating herself to Women for Conservation and established the organization as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Virginia. She looks forward to working with women around the world to advance environmental education, to support their involvement in policies that benefit land conservation and wildlife protection, and to help them be heard and seen - using the organization as a platform to promote their work.