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Inspiring Conservation for International Women’s Day 2021

The past twelve months have changed the world, but there are reasons for optimism in nature. On Monday 8 March 2021, the Museum in collaboration with the CCF Women in Conservation Leadership network hosted an online event celebrating inspiring work by women in conservation.

A panel of amazing women talked of their experiences engaging with young people and communities in conservation projects around the world:
Abhisheka Krishnagopal: Connecting the young to nature in India
Liz O’Brien: Working with communities to save elephants in Zambia
Jessa Garibay-Yayen: Success of women-led youth conservation in the Philippines
Chaona Phiri: Conserving endemic lovebirds in Zambia
This was followed by questions from the Zoom audience, hosted by Dr Rosie Trevelyan, Director of the Tropical Biology Association.

We would love to know what you think of this recording to help us to plan for future events. We have set up an online survey to collect your feedback – it should take no more than two minutes to complete:

For more conservation optimism, check out the programme for the online Earth Optimism festival from the Cambridge Conservation Initiative taking place from 26 March – 4 April 2021.

You can find more about the work of women in science and conservation in the Women in Science tag on this blog.

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