These women in Zimbabwe have been employed as members of an anti-poaching ranger unit called the Akashinga. (Akashinga is a Shona phrase for “the brave ones”) Their Facebook introduction is “Nature Protected by Women”. Read this story, watch the documentary and get to know their circumstances a little better.
A quote from their Facebook account: “As we expand our footprint into Africa’s Zambezi Valley, we are faced with the devastating effects that poaching has had on wildlife. IAPF’s newest land lease, the Songo Conservancy is abandoned trophy-hunting land, in need of rehabilitation. This land has had minimal conservation resources available for almost two decades and poaching has run rampant, with more than 75% of elephants in this region already wiped out.”
View the documentary here.
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