Twelve women guardians will be invited to join the network and participate in a training programme that will take place in October and November.
The Ria Formosa and the Guadiana Valley will have a “Network of Women Guardians of Nature and Sustainable Development in the Rural World”, for which registration is now open.
This network of female guardians aims to “identify, catalyse and coordinate the implementation of projects in rural areas, especially in protected areas, that can be local drivers of regeneration and recovery of ecosystems and biodiversity, sustainable use of endogenous resources and transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy,” according to the Business as Nature association.
This project is also being implemented in the Natural Park of the North Coast, Montesinho, Serra da Estrela, Paul de Arzila, Dunas de São Jacinto and the Sado Estuary.
Each of these territories will identify 12 women guardians to join the network and participate in a training programme that will take place in October and November.
The project, “Network of Women Guardians of Nature and Sustainable Development of the Rural World”, is part of the Women’s Climate Movement from Portuguese-speaking countries to the world.
“This network of women guardians of nature is crucial in building a more equitable and sustainable future. By valuing and strengthening the role of women in these areas, we are ensuring a more comprehensive and holistic approach to protecting nature and promoting the sustainable development of local economies”, says the organisation on its website.
“We are looking for women committed to supporting climate adaptation and mitigation solutions. Women who defend nature, drive actions to ensure the resilience of our territory, care for and guard the natural and cultural heritage and preserve biodiversity”.
Those interested can apply on the website.