We are thrilled to announce that Women for Conservation has been chosen as a grant recipient by Daughters for Earth! This new partnership will empower us to move forward with the next steps of our Women-led Amazon Rainforest Research station along the Guaviare River.
This grant will support expansion of a biological research and conservation station in the Colombian Amazon. The Research station will be located in the ProAves El Jaguar Natural Reserve, a site of extraordinary biodiversity protecting 5,800 hectares of the Amazon rainforest along the Guaviare River. This project will prevent poaching by allowing increased monitoring and research data collection, while also empowering Colombian women scientists through scholarships and research training programs.
This funding opportunity will allow Women for Conservation to train even more local women to work in environmental stewardship, while increasing staff will help better defend the sites from encroachment. Support will equally help foster conservation research, preserve the environment, and lift up rural women who otherwise have little access to opportunities outside the home.
About Daughters of the Earth
Daughters of the Earth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls around the world through education and environmental conservation. Founded in 2012, the organization works to promote gender equality and environmental sustainability by providing educational and leadership opportunities to women and girls in developing countries. Through its various programs and initiatives, Daughters of the Earth aims to create positive change and improve the lives of women and girls in the areas of health, education, and the environment. Some of the organization’s key areas of focus include providing access to clean water and sanitation, promoting sustainable agriculture and food security, and supporting the conservation of natural resources. Daughters of the Earth is committed to creating a more equitable and sustainable world for all, and works with local communities, governments, and other partners to achieve its mission.