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Akashinga Rangers:
Selecting the Next Squad of
All-Female Anti-Poaching

This past week, 25 women were selected out of a group of 75 to become Mozambique’s next squad of anti-poaching rangers; but not before being put through some of the most grueling physical and mental challenges you or I could ever imagine.

Sleep deprivation, walking 10km while carrying 15kg bags of sand on their heads, endless drills in the scorching heat, barefoot 8km runs in the bush - and more, again, and again, and again. All of this to test their strength - but mostly, mental resilience - to take on a job protecting what vulnerable wildlife is left.

Shot for the International Anti-Poaching Foundation

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