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The Terai Arc has been likened to the traditional coin necklace worn by the Terai's Tharu women. The coins represent the protected areas scattered the length of the Terai Arc. Bardia National Park, Nepal

WWF: International Women's Day

For people and nature to thrive, those living on the land they call home must become its most reliable stewards. Local people often have the greatest understanding and connection to nature. Girls and women can play a critical role in managing water, medicinal plants and other natural resources. World Wildlife Fund helps them gain better access to education and social services so they can improve their lives and help lead environmental change in their families and communities.