Women’s Network in Conservation of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) surpasses 900 members and launches Women’s Agenda
The Women’s Network, which aims to promote gender equality in conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean, now has over 900 members in 28 countries. This network was born out of a workshop held at the University of Florida in 2015 sponsored by UF’s Southern Cone Conservation Leadership Initiative, Tropical Conservation and Development Program, and the US National Science Foundation. UF students and alumni from the Southern Cone, as well as other Latin American countries, continue to play key leadership roles in this network and were instrumental in development of the Agenda of Women in Conservation of Latin American and the Caribbean launched October 2020. This living document provides a framework, strategies, and a series of actions for overcoming barriers to gender equality in conservation. Learn more about this network and agenda from TCD seminar by UF alum Claudia Segovia.