What we do

Women for Conservation empowers and partners with women around the globe
to protect endangered wildlife and their habitats.

Nature Conservation

We Empower Women And Girls To Lead In The Field Of Conservation By Providing
Them With Environmental Education, Resources To Implement Projects, And
Access To A Network Of Professional Scientists And Advisers.

Environmental Education and Workshops

To Yield The Greatest Impact, Our Efforts Are Concentrated On Rural Communities Near High Biodiversity Areas In The Tropics. There We Host Workshops With Local Women To Raise Awareness About The Importance Of Protecting The Region’s Endangered Species And Habitats, With The Intention Of Increasing The Active Involvement Of These Women In Nature Conservation. Our Workshops Include Topics Such As Effective Natural Resource Management, Restoration And Reforestation Of Habitat For Native Species, Creating Protected Areas, Adopting Sustainable Practices In Agriculture And Permaculture, Waste Reduction And Recycling, As Well As Promoting Energy Efficiency Through Solar And Other Energy Alternatives.

Conservation Projects

With The Knowledge Gained From Our Workshops, Women Lead Their Communities In Planning And Implementing Key Conservation Projects. In Addition To Preserving Forests And Restoring Native Habitat To Save Endangered Wildlife From Extinction, These Women Strive To Prevent Threats To Vulnerable Species, Such As Prohibiting Their Community From Hunting Rare Bird Species Or Collecting Eggs. To Further Ensure Their Success As Effective Guardians For Nature And To Help Build Their Careers In The Field Of Conservation, We Provide Additional Seminars That Introduce Women To Vital Scientific Skills, Tools, And Training.

An Alliance of Women for Conservation

We Facilitate Local, National, And Global Connections Among Women To Concrete Action Plans To Protect Endangered Species. On A Local Level, We Unite Groups Of Women To Lead Conservation Projects In Their Own Communities. On A National And Global Level, We Bring Women Together To Exchange Stories About Challenges They Have Faced And The Solutions They Have Encountered To Improve These Programs. Simultaneously, We Introduce Project Leaders In Rural Communities To Professional Scientists, Policymakers, And Organizations To Share Their Knowledge, Skills, And Support.

Family Planning

We Focus Our Efforts On Introducing Family Planning To Communities
In Critical Biodiversity Areas, Where Preserving Natural Habitats And Resources Is Key
To Saving Unique Species On The Edge Of Extinction.

We Facilitate With Women’s Groups In Key Communities Access To Reproductive Methods For Family Planning. In Doing So, We Seek To Empower Women And Young Women, Increasing Their Future Opportunities, While Alleviating Poverty And Protecting Natural Resources.

One Of The Greatest Threats To Biodiversity Is The Burgeoning Human Population, Which Places Excessive Demands On Natural Resources, Which Our Earth Is Unable To Sustain. During The Past Century Alone, The Human Population Suddenly Soared – More Than 7.5 Billion People Currently Inhabit The Planet. In Striking Contrast There Were Fewer Than One Billion People For 10,000+ Years Prior To The 1800s. This Extraordinary Growth, Paired With Modern Tendencies For Over Consumption, Has Placed The Future Of Our Planet At Great Peril. Fortunately, Improving Access To Contraceptives Can Curb Unsustainable Population Growth.

A Key Solution To This Dilemma Is Empowering Women With Greater Access To Voluntary Family Planning, Which Is Crucial To Both Conservation And The Overall Well-Being Of Society. Public Health Studies Have Revealed That When Communities Are Given Access To Birth Control And Contraceptives, Children Are Better Nourished And Educated, Mothers Are Healthier, And Family Wealth Increases.

Despite These Important Benefits, Many Women In Many Rural Communities Around The World Lack Access To These Vital Resources. An Essential Initiative Of Women For Conservation Is To Provide These Communities With Basic Healthcare Services, Including Access To Family Planning Methods And Information.

We stand for women and their basic right to have access to family planning.

Sustainable Livelihoods

We Focus Our Efforts On Introducing Family Planning To Communities In Critical Biodiversity
Areas, Where Preserving Natural Habitats And Resources Is Key
To Saving Unique Species On The Edge Of Extinction.

Sustainable Livelihoods

Lacking Economic Opportunities, Many Rural Communities Turn To Agriculture, Cattle Ranching, Logging, And Other Activities That Are Detrimental To The Environment And Local Biodiversity.

As An Eco-Friendly Alternative, Women For Conservation Trains Women In Sustainable Livelihoods, Such As Working As Nature Guides For Ecotourism And Forest Guards For Nature Reserves. Additionally, Women Learn Trades That Reduce Demand For Natural Resources, Like Producing Environmentally Sustainable Jewelry, Coffee, And Artisan Crafts. These Activities Also Serve To Financially Empower Women, Strengthen Their Independence, And Improve The Lives Of Their Families.

Living In Harmony With Nature Is The Way To Protect Wildlife And Ultimately Ourselves.

Our holistic approach deeply impacts the lives of women and mothers, whose wellbeing has a ripple effect throughout the community. Support our cause today.