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© Oliver Van Bogaert/WWF-Cannon

Bantou and Baka women fishing shrimps in a river on the edge of Lobéké National Park. The Jengi project is providing support to local development and microprojects such as small-scale shrimp fishing.

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.