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Jucumari Partnership: Conserving the Andean Bear through Women’s Leadership

Our Partnership with Programa Jucumari Embark on a journey with Women for Conservation as we team up with the Jucumari Program to champion Andean Bear (Tremarctos ornatus) conservation in Cochabamba, Bolivia. In a landscape where these majestic bears roam freely, human-wildlife conflict becomes a pressing concern, threatening both bear populations and local communities. Programa Jucumari, […]

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Conserving the Yellow-eared Parrot: 25 years of community-led action and women’s leadership

We are in the midst of an extinction crisis and the ecosystems richest in biodiversity – such as the Colombian Andes – are most under threat. Yet, there are also emerging conservation success stories, thanks to community-led action, collaboration, and women’s leadership helping to conserve the Yellow-eared Parrot and Quindío Wax Palm. For more than […]

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We are Planting Hope for National Love a Tree Day: Our Women in Sierra Leone are Reforesting, Mitigating Climate Change, and Restoring Nature.

  As we celebrate National Love a Tree Day, it’s a perfect opportunity to reflect on the vital role that trees play in our lives and the environment. From providing oxygen and shade to supporting biodiversity and combating climate change, trees are truly the unsung heroes of our planet. At Women for Conservation (W4C), we’re […]

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New Bird Species Discovered – A Win for our Nature Conservation Efforts in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, an Extraordinary site for Endemism.

Community Engagement in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta In the vibrant heart of the Santa Marta region, Women for Conservation is sparking a revolution of empowerment and change within local communities like never before. Our tireless dedication to community work is not just about preserving wildlife; it’s about uniting rural women to become guardians of […]

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We Made Vasectomies Accessible for Men who Choose an Act of Love for Women and Nature. We Continue to Break Taboos and Barriers.

In collaboration with our partners World Vasectomy Day and ProAves, Women for Conservation carried out its fourth vasectomy day in Medellín, Colombia over two days. For this event, 17 men with and without children chose to undergo simple and safe vasectomies, an important step for family planning in the region and the conservation of our […]

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Promoting Women in Green Diplomacy at the Colombian Embassy in DC

From right to left: Sara Inés Lara, Founder of Women For Conservation and Executive Director of ProAves; Luis Gilberto Murillo Urrutia, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States; Paloma Carrillo, Operational Director and Accountant of ProAves Colombia; Juan Diego Villa, Director of Legal Affairs at ProAves.  Protecting the environment and promoting women’s leadership are highly […]

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Caracol Radio Interview – International Women’s Day ft. co-founders Isabella and Sara

From left to right: Sara Inés Lara and Isabella Cortes Lara co-founders of Women for Conservation and Martín Tapias, Director Caracol Radio Barranquilla Caracol Radio Interview For International Women’s Day, Caracol Radio, one of Colombia’s top radio networks, interviewed Executive Director Isabella Cortes Lara and co-founder Sara Inés Lara, two remarkable women leading the charge […]

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International Women’s Day 2024 – Rural Women Leaders from Chocó Celebrate Nature and Biodiversity

This year for International Women’s Rights Day, women artisans, piangueras (shellfish collectors), vicheras (Afro-Colombian Viche distillers), barequeras (artisanal gold miners), green business managers, and tourism operators from the municipalities of Medio Atrato, Nuquí, Bahía Solano, Tadó, Condoto, and El Carmen de Atrato in the department of Chocó commemorated their strength, resilience, and contributions to nature […]

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