Odyssey Conservation Trust - Tacana Women Project

Odyssey Conservation Trust - Tacana Women Project

The Odyssey Conservation Trust reimagines the way that conservation work is done, through a focus on the relationship between the environment and local peoples. 

Working Toward a Solution

Odyssey Conservation Trust - Tacana Women Project

Since the 1990s, the Odyssey Conservation Trust has developed creative, cost-effective, community-based projects across the globe, which centralize the role of local women in innovative environmental conservation and the revitalization of the ecosystems in which they live. Through their work in six of the most biodiverse regions in the world, the Odyssey Conservation Trust has perfected the balance between preserving rich cultural traditions of the past and building a bright, flourishing future relationship between nature and humankind.

Intertwining Environmentalism and Gender

Located in the Madidi National Park in Northwest Bolivia, the Odyssey Conservation Trust's Tacana Women Project serves as an innovative response to the need for increased conservational practices in biodiverse ecosystems. Despite their longstanding presence in the mountainous Tropical Andes, many of the women and children of indigenous Tacana communities today struggle under the weight of poverty, malnourishment, and diseases transmitted through domestic animals.  

GRoW Support

2016

Programming - Tacana Women Project

2015

Programming - Tacana Women Project