The Black Mambas APU

Support The Black Mambas Anti Poaching Unit.

The Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Unit was founded in 2013 by Transfrontier Africa NPC to protect the Olifants West Region of Balule Nature Reserve. Within the first year of operation the Black Mambas were invited to expand into other regions and now protect all boundaries of the 62,000ha Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Area in South Africa.
Our teams work to the concept of the “Broken Window” philosophy, striving to make our area of influence the most undesirable, most difficult and least profitable place to poach any species. With a passion for wildlife conservation, these women are the voice in the community through their conservation work.
The objectives of the Black Mamba project are not only the protection of wildlife through boots on the ground but also through being a role model in their communities. These 23 young female rangers and 7 Environmental Monitors want their communities to understand that the benefits are greater through wildlife conservation rather than poaching, addressing the social and moral decay that is a product of wildlife poaching within their communities. They are concerned for their children’s sake as the false economy has brought loose morals and narcotics into their communities.

Thank you to our Sponsors


Pamela Borne



Sean Mccabe

You go girls!! ❤️


Jennifer Amis

Keep fighting the good fight!



Thank you for all you do to protect and defend wildlife, and for educating the next generations 🥰🌲🐾


Rebecca Arnold


Michelle M

Amazing team. Keep up the great work x



Thank you for protecting the sacred animals.


Bridget Innes

I was first interested in female ranger when visiting Kafue NP. I subsequently volunteered with Game rangers International. A while ago I started writing a novel including female rangers, and have recently come back to it, so am trying to understand more of the life and challenges of female rangerrangers


Richard Barfield



Thank you for all that you do for the well being of our world


Stephanie Chau

Thank you for everything you do to protect wildlife ❤️


Christina Stoud Platou

THank you for the wonderful work that you are doing!


Bill Bamford


Christina Platou

THank you for what you do!!



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