The Black Mambas, a Mostly Female Anti-Poaching Unit, Wins Top U.N. Award

Talk about some serious girl power. A mostly-female South African ranger group named the “Black Mambas,” has been honored by the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) with its highest environmental prize — the Champions of the Earth Award. Since it was first created in 2013, the 26-member unit has arrested six poachers, shut down five poacher camps, and reduced snaring by 76% in the Balule Private Game Reserve.

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