Discover: The Black Mambas

The Black Mamabas are a majority female anti-poaching group based in South Africa.  The rangers work to prevent poaching in the Balule Nature Reserve within Greater Kruger National Park. What is involved in protecting engendered animals from poachers? They have a specialized anti-poaching strategy which is described on the website and gives a glimpse into the daily work of these individuals who care for the well-being of the animals and the community.

In addition to protecting wildlife on the ground, The Black Mambas educate communities on the benefits of conserving rhinos over poaching them. The rangers also have an environmental education program called Bush Babies where they educate over 800 children between ages 12 and 15 in becoming “environmentally literate”.

I love the term “environmental literacy” and even more impressive is the fact this education is part of the schools’ weekly curriculum.

Learn about The Black Mambas on their site:  http://www.blackmambas.org/

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