© Lucas Bustamante
These women protect the trees that protect Ecuador
By Elizabeth Guinessey
November 10, 2016
Mangroves do more than protect coasts — they’re also lifelines for nearby communities.
© CI/photo by Syaiful Purba
To improve crop yields, just add trees
By Syaiful Purba
October 20, 2016
In an Indonesian province plagued by deforestation, a group of women farmers has found a more sustainable way to feed their families.
© Conservation International/photo by Jeanne Tabangay
On remote Philippine island, female forest rangers are a force to be reckoned with
By Molly Bergen
March 8, 2016
Palawan communities are linked to the land by tradition, spirituality and survival — and women like Nolsita Siyang are rising up to defend it.
© Kristin Harrison & Jeremy Ginsberg
In Cambodian floating villages, a bold voice helps women boost income
By Layhim Vann
March 7, 2016
Business training is helping the women of Tonle Sap Lake become confident entrepreneurs — and reduce their dependence on a stressed fishery.
© Charlie Shoemaker
Photo essay: In South Africa, a woman’s struggle to sustain the land that sustains her
By Tessa Mildenhall
March 6, 2016
At an age when many people are slowing down, Gertruida Cloete continues to face daily hardships while protecting her fragile, wild home.