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.
As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the globe, food scarcity is a rising problem, particularly in developing nations like Colombia. Women for Conservations is turning its attention to urgent relief efforts, supplying families in key biodiversity conservation sites with much-needed food supplies and basic necessities.
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.
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.