Celebrating women in conservation for International Women’s Day

9th March 2020

We’re proud of the work done by the amazing women in conservation – both now and in the past. When our building was redeveloped a competition was held to name our shared meeting rooms and of the five named for conservationists, four are women. You can find out more about these inspirational women by clicking their names next to their images below.

Sunday 8th March is International Women’s Day and we’ll be celebrating the achievements of today’s women conservationists in collaboration with the Museum of Zoology. They will be hosting a series of mini talks by CCI partners and members of the University departments of zoology and geography – do join them between 2-4pm on Saturday 7th March. The talks are suitable for age 8+. There will also be temporary new labels throughout the museum, written by, and highlighting the work which many more women in conservation are doing to conserve species in the collection. A wide range of species are represented- from albatross to zebra! The labels will be in place until the end of May- do go along and take look.

Berta Cáceres                                                                                            Jane Goodall (Image: Toby Smith)

Rachel Carson                                                                                            Wangari Maathai