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Local women making handicraft goods to be sold in the Mashi Craft center of the Mayuni Conservancy. The selling of the goods is a valuable source of income for the villages of the conservancy. Choi village, Mayuni Conservancy, East Caprivi, Namibia. © WWF-Cannon/Folke Wulf

WWF: International Women's Day

January 1, 1970

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.