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Female ecoguards in Liberia

Women in the wild: Meet the female ecoguards protecting Liberia’s forests

July 17, 2020

At a recruitment and training program for community ecoguard candidates in 2018, 16 out of the 20 participants were women. Today, these women have contributed to protecting the rich resources of the Grebo-Krahn National Park.

Fisherman

Tipping the Scales: Adopting fair trade fishing practices in Indonesia

March 18, 2020

Sarno Lajiwa leads a fishers' association participating in a USAID program that advances fair trade in Indonesia. USAID is introducing new income opportunities that allow people to move toward improved stewardship of their fisheries.

Foreign Service National Spotlight: Monica Romo

Foreign Service National Spotlight: Monica Romo

December 9, 2019

As a child in Peru, Monica Romo traveled throughout the country, visiting coastal provinces in the west and seeing the Andes mountain range. Then, in high school, she visited the Amazon region for the first time and found her future career direction.

Peace, Security, and Conservation on Central Africa’s Radios

Peace, Security, and Conservation on Central Africa’s Radios

November 13, 2019

In northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and eastern Central African Republic (CAR), high-frequency radios are helping to cultivate peace, security, and, more recently, conservation.

Hope for Tigers in Bangladesh

Hope for Tigers in Bangladesh

August 5, 2019

In Bangladesh’s Sundarbans—the world’s largest mangrove forest—every tiger counts. And a report from the country’s Forest Department recently revealed that the tiger count has increased by eight percent in three years.

 

Last updated: July 21, 2020

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