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5 life lessons from women in science
The gender gap in science is no secret. And while the number of women pursuing careers in science is steadily rising, the lack of representation can be a tough hurdle to overcome.
February 10, 2023
Meet 3 Indigenous women fighting for the future of the Amazon
Meet three of Conservation International's Amazonia Indigenous Women's fellows working to protect the world's largest rainforest.
August 9, 2022
Expert: Amplify voices of women in science to inspire the next generation
We spoke to Conservation International's climate lead Shyla Raghav about her passion for protecting the planet, how she stays optimistic about Earth’s future and her advice for the next generation of women scientists.
March 8, 2022
In fishing industry, women face hidden hardships: study
According to a recent study, women are facing hidden hardships throughout seafood supply chains around the world.
April 29, 2021
How are gender, environment linked? Start here
Here is a list of books, podcasts and more recommended by Conservation International staff that explores the link between gender and the environment.
November 5, 2020
Nature meets culture: A climate justice podcast, opera for plants and more
Here are a few shows, podcasts and more that can help bring nature to life for you, wherever you are.
July 29, 2020
Nature meets culture: A virtual safari, women trailblazers and more
Until self-quarantine ends, here are new shows, podcasts and more that can help bring nature to life for you, wherever you are.
May 6, 2020
My ‘aha!’ moment: In Madagascar, a fisheries discussion without the fishers
How working with octopus fishers in Madagascar led Kame Westerman to make a surprising discovery about women and conservation.
March 7, 2017
Photo essay: In South Africa, a woman’s struggle to sustain the land that sustains her
At an age when many people are slowing down, Gertruida Cloete continues to face daily hardships while protecting her fragile, wild home.
March 6, 2016
Women’s work: Fighting for nature
Jennifer Morris describes her five female role models in conservation.
March 8, 2018
To improve crop yields, just add trees
In an Indonesian province plagued by deforestation, a group of women farmers has found a more sustainable way to feed their families.
October 20, 2016
On remote Philippine island, female forest rangers are a force to be reckoned with
Palawan communities are linked to the land by tradition, spirituality and survival — and women like Nolsita Siyang are rising up to defend it.
March 8, 2016
Meet 3 Indigenous women fighting to save the planet
On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, we share the stories of three indigenous women fighting to protect the environment.
August 9, 2019
Want to change the world? Give women land rights
More women than ever are growing the world’s food — yet men continue to make most land-use decisions.
October 14, 2016
In protecting their forests, these women transformed their futures
For International Women's Day, we are celebrating the women of the Roro tribe in Papua New Guinea.
March 6, 2019
Want to fight climate change? Educate girls
Girls' school attendance is correlated with higher climate resilience in African countries.
May 9, 2019
Women conservation leaders ‘a tide lifting everyone’
In partnership with Conservation International, ELLE magazine dedicated its July issue to women in conservation.
June 26, 2019
Remembering nature poet Mary Oliver
In memory of Mary Oliver, a renowned nature poet.
January 18, 2019
Women scientists describe challenges of careers in conservation
Women scientists at Conservation International discuss their experiences with gender in the world of conservation.
February 10, 2018
Nature’s new ambassador: A conversation with Christiana Figueres
After leading the world in the creation of a landmark climate change agreement, Christiana Figueres is taking on a new role.
March 6, 2017