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Meet Adine Roode
Meet Adine Roode
In celebration of World Rhino Day on 22nd September, we'd like to introduce you to Adine Roode whom we worked closely with during her time at Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (HESC).
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Rachel Murton - Elephant Day - Rise of the Matriarch
Meet Rachael Murton
In celebration of World Elephant Day, we’d like to introduce you to Rachael Murton – Director of the Wildlife Rescue department at Game Rangers International (GRI) in Zambia.
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Rise of the Matriarch | Meet Gloria Asasira
Meet Gloria Asasira
In honour of World Ranger Day, we wanted to introduce you to Gloria Asasira, who is one of the only female Ranger Guides working in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.
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Meet Anita Wilkinson
Anita works for the Cape Leopard Trust as a Project Coordinator. She is based in the Boland region and has a focus on researching leopard diets, using techniques like leopard-scat analysis.
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Rachel Harris - Rise of the Matriarch
Meet Rachel Harris
Rachel is a Director at Elephant Human Relations Aid (EHRA) in Namibia, where her and her team are doing challenging work assisting communities and schools in this remote area.
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Dr. Anna Songhurst - Rise of the Matriarch
Meet Dr. Anna Songhurst
Dr. Anna Songhurst is Field and Program Director for Ecoexist Trust in Botswana, who is doing challenging work to mitigate daily human-wildlife conflict in this area.
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Maria Diekmann - Rise of the Matriarch
Meet Maria Diekmann
We first met Maria during the Rise of the Matriarch Expedition with our conservation partners, Blue Sky Society Trust and she left us feeling inspired and in awe – We knew we had to share her story with you.
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Nomuntu Murukani - Rise of the Matriarch
Meet Nomuntu Murukani
Nomuntu is a member of one of the first majority female anti-poaching units in South Africa. The Black Mamba’s work tirelessly to protect all boundaries of the 52,000ha Balule Nature Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger National Park.
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Joy Matebula - Rise of the Matriarch
Meet Joy Matebula
Joy is one of the 32 female Rangers with the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, which is one of the first majority female anti-poaching units in South Africa.
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