Women of the Land tells the story of a group of women in a natural area in Mexico, who, inspired by their children, decide to get involved in the conservation of the golden eagle.

Want to hear more from Mariana Martinez del Rio, who worked on this project? She participated in a live Q&A about how we can save species at 8pm on Thursday 1 April.

GEF Species at Risk Project- Women of the Land

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Species at Risk Project is implemented by the U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) and executed by the Natural Protected Area National Commission (CONANP). The objective of this project is to strengthen Natural Protected Areas (NPA) to better conserve endangered species, working with a landscape approach and increasing participation and benefits for local communities. The project is implemented in 21 NPA and for 14 endangered species, including the Golden Eagle in the NPA of Maderas del Carmen, where the “Women of the Land” film takes place.

The project started its field implementation in 2017 in Maderas del Carmen, and its surrounding areas, with conservation actions towards golden eagle protection. The actions include environmental education, golden eagle monitoring and other actions to improve the ecosystem. These actions are implemented in collaboration with local communities, including a group of 7 women.

The film was created by Collective Theory as part of the Move Mountains grant initiative by The North Face, that supports and promotes women filmmakers. Produced by: @collectivetheory Filmmaker: @moniguerra Photo credit: @covafoto

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