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Beautiful News: Razan Al Mubarak
More than 10 000 species are going extinct every year, a rate faster than any time in history. One woman is on a mission to save as many animals and plants that remain, all while empowering women in conservation. Razan Al Mubarak is the Managing Director of the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi, and founder of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. The philanthropy has distributed over $21.5 million to aid more than 2 250 environmental projects in over 180 countries. Many of the initiatives receiving grants are women-led. “The demise of nature is truly existential,” Al Mubarak says. “But what's alarming is that it’s also affecting some people more than others, and particularly women.” Believing that women and indigenous communities should be at the forefront of conservation, she’s providing the support that makes it possible for them to lead.