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 with native species, creation of protected areas, sustainable practices in agriculture and permaculture, waste reduction and recycling, as well as energy efficiency through solar and other energy alternatives.
With the knowledge gained from our workshops, women lead their communities to plan and implement key conservation projects. In addition to preserving forests and restoring native habitats to save endangered wildlife from extinction, these women strive to prevent major 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 with the aim of creating concrete action for the protection of 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 solutions they have encountered to improve these programs. Simultaneously, we introduce project leaders in rural communities to professional scientists, policy makers, and organizations to share their knowledge, skills, and support.