Members of a Solomon Islands women’s group pose for a photograph.
KAWAKI Women’s Group Members of a Solormon Islands women’s group. © Tim Calver

Asia Pacific

Women and Conservation

Empowering People to Create Solutions in Asia Pacific

Support our ongoing women’s work

WHY IT MATTERS IF WOMEN ARE INVOLVED IN CONSERVATION

A growing body of scientific evidence shows that increasing women’s ability to participate in managing their land and water creates a win-win situation for nature and people. It can empower women, increase employment opportunities, improve women’s ability to plan for their families and result in more positive outcomes for conservation.

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is partnering with communities and local women’s groups to support women’s involvement in conservation, economic development and decision-making. We do this by investing in strong leaders and diverse and inclusive work environments, so women can create more prosperous and healthy futures for themselves, their children, their environment and their communities.