We empower women and girls to lead in the field of conservation by providing them with environmental education, resources to implement projects, and access to a network of professional scientists and advisers.
Environmental Education and Workshops
To yield the greatest impact, our efforts are concentrated on rural communities near high biodiversity areas in the tropics. There we host workshops with local women to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the region’s endangered species and habitats, with the intention of increasing the active involvement of these women in nature conservation. Our workshops include topics such as effective natural resource management, restoration and reforestation of habitat for native species, creating protected areas, adopting sustainable practices in agriculture and permaculture, waste reduction and recycling, as well as promoting energy efficiency through solar and other energy alternatives.
With the knowledge gained from our workshops, women lead their communities in planning and implementing key conservation projects. In addition to preserving forests and restoring native habitat to save endangered wildlife from extinction, these women strive to prevent threats to vulnerable species, such as prohibiting their community from hunting rare bird species or collecting eggs. To further ensure their success as effective guardians for nature and to help build their careers in the field of conservation, we provide additional seminars that introduce women to vital scientific skills, tools, and training.
An Alliance of Women for Conservation
We facilitate local, national, and global connections among women to concrete action plans to protect endangered species. On a local level, we unite groups of women to lead conservation projects in their own communities. On a national and global level, we bring women together to exchange stories about challenges they have faced and the solutions they have encountered to improve these programs. Simultaneously, we introduce project leaders in rural communities to professional scientists, policymakers, and organizations to share their knowledge, skills, and support.