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quincy
17-12-2017, 14:27
Africa’s new elite force: women gunning for poachers and fighting for a better life
The black metal of the AR-15 rifle has worn silvery and shiny in parts after years of use. More manageable than an AK-47 in close-quarter combat, the weapon is precise enough to bring down an enemy target at 500 metres. Used for decades by anti-poaching units throughout Africa, today this gun is not carried by a typical swaggering male field ranger; this one is cradled securely and proficiently by Vimbai Kumire. “This job is not meant just for men,” she says, “but for everyone who is fit and strong.”

Kumire is a 32-year-old single mother whose husband ran off with a younger woman while she was pregnant with her second child. She is practising setting up an ambush in the early morning in Zimbabwe’s lower Zambezi Valley, nestling deep into the green undergrowth like a dappled shadow.

This is Africa’s poaching frontline, and these are not just regular female game rangers. If the team behind Kumire’s new job have anything to do with it, these women are a growing squad of environmental shock troops for a new type of community development offensive.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/dec/17/poaching-wildlife-africa-conservation-women-barbee-zimbabwe-elephant-rhino

TolkoRaz
17-12-2017, 15:00
Thanks for sharing; very interesting.

Hopefully it will be a successful project which will reach far deeper than just in the Zambezi...

Benedikt
17-12-2017, 16:14
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good for the ladies!!!!they show the boys who wears the pants and has .-cojones-. let's hope there will be many more of them. and that it helps in the anti poaching war.

quincy
18-12-2017, 17:35
Thanks for sharing; very interesting.

Hopefully it will be a successful project which will reach far deeper than just in the Zambezi...

African women can probably draw inspiration from women fighters in the Sandinista revolution (in Nicaragua) and elsewhere