Women for Conservation

Family Planning

The Chocó: A Treasure Trove of Unique Biodiversity that Must be Saved

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. 

Women for Conservation Joins Thriving Together, Recognizing that Family Planning is Important for Both Women and the Environment

Today, Women for Conservation joins over 150 leading environmental and reproductive health organizations to pledge support for a first-of-its-kind campaign: Thriving Together, led by the Margaret Pyke Trust. Organizations that participate in Thriving Together form a diverse global alliance united by the agreement that improving access to family planning services is critically important for protecting the environment and biodiversity.

Women for Conservation Established to Empower Women around the Globe to Protect Nature

During the summer of 2019, Sara Lara decided to pursue her dream of fully dedicating herself to Women for Conservation and established the organization as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Virginia. She looks forward to working with women around the world to advance environmental education, to support their involvement in policies that benefit land conservation and wildlife protection, and to help them be heard and seen – using the organization as a platform to promote their work.