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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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The Tagua Jewelry Women Saving the Rainforest

Guest Report by Benjamin Skolnik, Conservation Projects Specialist, American Bird Conservancy It takes people to achieve on-the-ground conservation. This simple observation is actually quite complex given the variety of threatened ecosystems and our enormous and diverse human population, particularly in Latin America. Earlier this year, I found myself racing to keep up with a group […]

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Flash Flood Relief: Help Us Support the People of Puerto Pinzón

Flash Flood Relief: Help Us Support the People of Puerto Pinzón Boyacá, Colombia June 8th Devastating floods forced the community of Puerto Pinzón to evacuate their homes as the Ermitaño River flooded their town last week. National media reports that 700 families in Puerto Pinzón have been affected, and many inhabitants have lost their homes, livestock, […]

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Minca W4C Groups Attend Conference on Preventing Gender Violence

26 August, 2022 Women from the towns surrounding Minca, including La Tagua, Tigrera, and Vista Nieves, gathered for an educational day to raise awareness about preventing gender violence. The event was organized by multiple government bodies, including the Mayor’s Office of Santa Marta, the Attorney General’s Office, the Metropolitan Police, and the Colombian Institute of […]

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El Dorado Successes: Updates from the Field

El Dorado Successes: Updates from the Field July 2022 The megadiverse ProAves El Dorado Reserve is located in the incredible Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta which is considered “Most Irreplaceable Site on Earth” by the journal Science. Women for Conservation supports the reserve by engaging local communities in workshops and campaigns which mutually benefit biodiversity […]

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Celebrating Our Partnership with Birds Nepal: Journey to Chitwan and Bardyia National Parks

After two years of running programs in Nepal, the Women for Conservation leadership team was finally able to visit and see our projects in person. This April, WFC Founder & Executive Director, Sara Inés Lara, along with Co-founder & Director of Conservation, Isabella Cortes, spent three weeks visiting Women for Conservation’s Nepal projects with Birds […]

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Guest Report: Conservation through Education and Family Planning

Conservation through Education and Family Planning: Population Matters’ Guest Report 1 APRIL 2022 Between July 2021 and February 2022, Empower to Plan supported Women for Conservation in the provision of environmental education workshops and family planning clinics in biodiversity hotspots of Colombia. Our Empower to Plan Project Coordinator, Catriona Spaven-Donn, visited Women for Conservation over […]

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