A Dream Realized Through Your Support

We are thrilled to share a heartwarming success story that showcases the incredible impact of our generous donors. Thanks to your unwavering support, Women for Conservation has achieved a significant milestone by raising the funds needed to bring environmental education to blossoming young conservationists of Puerto Pinzón. Our campaign, ignited by the dream of seven-year-old Josser, has become a reality, transforming his vision into a powerful force for change. This achievement reaffirms that together, we are making a tangible difference in the lives of communities and the conservation of our planet. Your belief in our mission has made this success possible, and we are excited to continue our journey of empowerment, education, and environmental stewardship. Thank you for being a driving force behind this remarkable accomplishment!

Empowering Young Conservationists: Bringing Environmental Education to Puerto Pinzón

In the heart of ProAves El Paujil Reserve, a lush haven protecting the rare Blue-billed Curassow and the endangered Magdalena Spider Monkey, lives a young guardian of the forest – six-year-old Josser. He’s a child with a dream, a dream that could transform his community and shape the future of conservation in his rural village.

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“My name is Josser. I’m six years old and I live in the Paujil reserve. My dad is Mauricio Barrio, the ranger here. Together we protect the Crax Alberti – the Blue billed Curassow. My dad teaches me how to care for birds, frogs, snakes, and all the animals. He goes into the rainforest to take photos and patrol areas of the reserve that are in danger. He also helps the little animals that are suffering.

I love the reserve so much because it’s beautiful and I can learn all about the birds. I want my friends to learn about birds too, but we need a teacher. We need an educator to teach them to love the animals as much as I do. A teacher could teach them that you can’t kill birds, not even with a slingshot. I also want my classmates to come here to the reserve and learn all about the beautiful birds. A teacher would help my friends learn to love and protect these incredible animals.”


A Dream Born of Passion: Josser’s Vision for Change

Growing up in this precious reserve, surrounded by nature’s wonders, Josser has developed a profound love for the vibrant ecosystems that inhabit his home. But he’s also witnessed a concerning reality – his classmates, driven by lack of awareness, have unknowingly posed threats to the very wildlife he treasures.

Josser envisions a different future, one where his peers share his fervor for protecting the unique species that call this region home. He dreams of an environment where his classmates trade their slingshots for binoculars, where curiosity leads to understanding, and where every child becomes an advocate for conservation.

Turning Dreams into Reality for Young Conservationists: Women for Conservation Steps In

Women for Conservation (W4C) is dedicated to empowering individuals like Josser to become stewards of their environment. Recognizing the immense potential in his dream, W4C embarked on a mission to transform it into a tangible reality.

With a clear goal in mind, W4C launched a fundraising campaign with the aim of raising $3,000. This sum would support the implementation of an environmental education program in Josser’s local school for an entire year, fostering more driven young conservationists protecting endangered wildlife.

Uniting for Change: The Power of Collective Action

Thanks to the unwavering support of our generous donors and the conservation community, Josser’s dream quickly gained momentum. People from around the world resonated with his passion and vision, rallying together to create meaningful change.

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Celebrating Success: A Brighter Future for Puerto Pinzón

The campaign’s success is a testament to the collective power of individuals dedicated to safeguarding our planet’s biodiversity. Through their donations, our supporters have ignited a spark of transformation in Puerto Pinzón. Josser’s dream of getting an environmental educator in his local school is no longer a mere wish – it’s a reality that will shape the lives of countless new young conservationists.

By investing in education, we are planting seeds of curiosity, nurturing a deep appreciation for nature, and fostering a generation of conservationists. Together, we are sowing the seeds of change that will ripple through time, leaving a lasting legacy of harmony between humanity and the natural world.

As we celebrate this milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who supported the cause, proving that when we come together, we have the power to make dreams come true. Our journey has just begun, and with your continued support, we will continue to empower young conservationists like Josser, ensuring a brighter and more sustainable future for all.

Join us in celebrating this achievement and stay tuned for more updates on how Women for Conservation is making a difference in the lives of communities and the environment we all cherish. Together, we are building a legacy of conservation and empowerment that will resonate for generations to come.

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