Saving a Rainforest from Destruction
Bringing the Yellow-eared
parrot back from the
brink of extinction
Women for Conservation’s founder and president, Sara Inés Lara, tells the incredible story of saving a critically endangered species from extinction through community-led action and collaboration with women’s leadership. Saving the Yellow-Eared Parrot enabled Sara and our partner organization, ProAves, to establish a network of nature reserves in Colombia in close collaboration with local women leaders.
Family Planning that Empowers Women and Saves Species
Connecting the dots between family planning, conservation, and women’s empowerment. Women for Conservation was born from our commitment to empower…
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Lacking economic opportunities, many rural communities turn to agriculture, cattle ranching, logging, and other activities that are detrimental to the environment and local biodiversity.
As an eco-friendly alternative, Women for Conservation trains women in sustainable livelihoods, such as working as nature guides for ecotourism, forest guards for nature reserves, and establishing artisanal micro-businesses.