One Cool Thing: Kenya’s Rangers Keep Watch 

Image: IFAW

Across Africa, rangers remain at work to protect wildlife and conserve protected areas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes ‘Team Lioness’, eight women aged from 19 to 26 years working as Community Wildlife Rangers (CWR) in the Amboseli Ecosystem in Kenya. The first ever cadre of female rangers in the highly patriarchal Maasai community, they protect wildlife from poachers and safeguard people from conflict with elephants and other wildlife in the densely populated community lands that surround the world famous Amboseli National Park.

Constantly at threat from armed poachers and, sometimes, dangerous wildlife, the pandemic has made the work of Team Lioness more treacherous than ever. We’re so grateful for these dedicated rangers, risking their lives to protect critical species!

Image: IFAW

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