Women in Conservation

In the Field and at the Policy Table, We’ve Come a Long Way

By Susan Lieberman
March 28, 2019

Some of the members of the WCS delegation at the 2016 meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Photo credit: ©WCS.
Lieberman speaks at CITES CoP17. Photo credit: ©WCS.
Lieberman (in red) at the signing of the 2016 Buckingham Palace Declaration, which engaged the international transport sector in stopping wildlife trafficking and was led by United for Wildlife — a collaboration created by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and led by Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge (foreground). Photo credit: ©United for Wildlife.

“Younger women can and should still work to prove themselves as individuals, but no longer have to prove that women can handle the work.”

Women are the majority on the WCS delegation to the CITES Conference of the Parties (CoP) in Sri Lanka this coming May, including several brilliant young women from our WCS programs in China, Indonesia, and Peru. I am excited and honored to help mentor these rising conservation stars (along with some great men as well, of course).

WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature.

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