National Park Rescue’s team of female community scouts have been celebrated in an article in The Independent newspaper.
On seeing their images in print and reading their quotes, the girls, who all contributed to the article, said that the coverage made them feel like heroines.
Each of these brave women has given up a ‘regular’ life in their villages to do something extraordinary: protect their natural heritage. By doing so, not only are they protecting nature and providing for their families, but they are setting a marvellous example to other young women across the continent.
“We’re very proud of our ladies,” said Operation Director, Mark Hiley. “Wildlife scouts go to work against a potentially armed and dangerous enemy every day of their lives. These brave ladies have taken the challenge head on and they’re already making a real-world difference to wildlife living in this national park.”
Africa needs more female rangers. National Park Rescue are proud to be part of the movement to recruit and employ female rangers and promote equal employment opportunities within the conservation sector.