Women for Conservation

Women for Conservation empowers and partners with women around the globe to protect endangered wildlife and their habitats.

Empowering Women to Save Biodiversity

Since our inception, we’ve talked about the importance of women's empowerment in conservation efforts. We aim to improve how natural environments are conserved through leading with the heart and with communities. During the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2021 in Marseille, France Mother-daughter team Sara and Isabella spoke about the importance of accesible family planning in rural communities. They presented our progress with various conservation projects and family planning programs in the unique and remote ecosystems of Colombia.

Urgent appeals

What we do

We focus our efforts on introducing family planning to communities in critical biodiversity areas, where preserving natural habitats and resources is key to saving unique species on the edge of extinction. We facilitate with women's groups in key communities access to reproductive methods for family planning. In doing so, we seek to empower women and young women, increasing their future opportunities, while alleviating poverty and protecting natural resources.

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 and forest guards for nature reserves. Additionally, women learn trades that reduce demand for natural resources, like producing environmentally sustainable jewelry, coffee, and artisan crafts. These activities also serve to financially empower women, strengthen their independence, and improve the lives of their families.

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.

Our fast and efficient approach to solving pressing issues in the field allows us to correct the course of destruction into conservation.

Our partners