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The Black Mambas: The Unarmed Mothers of...

Monday, 30th May 22

The Black Mambas: The Unarmed Mothers of the Bush Words: Angela Fedele. Image: Julia Gunther. Beneath the searing sun, in a South African nature reserve, a rhino, horn intact, can safely drink from a waterhole because it’s been tested for poisoning. A herd of elephants can take their daily walk, relishing the vegetation and plants free of snares or metal wires. While the nearby lion looks onto a passing vehicle, with women inside, perhaps with a knowing that they too are protecting his pride. These heroic rangers are The Black Mambas –an all-female anti-poaching unit in South Africa.

Teaching Conservation in the Community w...

Monday, 30th May 22

Teaching Conservation in the Community with The Black Mambas Words: Angela Fedele. Image: Ilan Godfrey. This is the story of the Black Mambas – the all-women ranger team of the anti-poaching unit in South Africa’s Greater Kruger National Park. Established in 2013, these women rangers have supported conservation and wildlife protection for the reserve and beyond. The illegal bushmeat trade is down, poachers are planting less equipment and animals continue to populate and thrive in their natural environment. However, their story doesn’t end here. They must now preserve and maintain these positive outcomes and implement change through education.

On patrol with Akashinga Rangers in Zimb...

Saturday, 28th May 22

On patrol with Akashinga Rangers in Zimbabwe. Holly Budge, founder of World Female Ranger Week and How Many Elephants gained a rare privilege of accompanying the highly skilled and fully armed Akashinga rangers whilst they patrolled the front lines in the Lower Zambesi Valley in Zimbabwe.

Africa’s elephants at increasing extin...

Wednesday, 30th Mar 22

Africa’s elephants at increasing extinction risk from poaching and habitat loss

Featured in BBC Wildlife to celebrate W...

Saturday, 31st Jul 21

Featured in BBC Wildlife to celebrate World Ranger Day We are delighted to be featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine today.

World Female Ranger Day is Featured in M...

Thursday, 24th Jun 21

World Female Ranger Day is Featured in Marie Claire. World Female Ranger Day Featured in Marie Claire!

We're featured in Travel & Leisure Magaz...

Thursday, 24th Jun 21

We're featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine! We're featured in Travel & Leisure Magazine!

Times Radio Interview With Founder of Wo...

Wednesday, 23rd Jun 21

Times Radio Interview With Founder of World Female Ranger Week, Holly Budge & 3 Female Rangers in Africa! Times Radio Interview With Founder of World Female Ranger Week, Holly Budge & 3 Female Rangers in Africa!

Woman's Hour Interview With Holly Budge ...

Tuesday, 22nd Jun 21

Woman's Hour Interview With World Female Ranger Week Founder, Holly Budge & Collette, a Black Mamba Ranger!

LIVE Sky News Interview With Founder of ...

Saturday, 19th Jun 21

Sky News LIVE Interview With Founder of World Female Ranger Week, Holly Budge Sky News LIVE Interview With Founder of World Female Ranger Week, Holly Budge

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