black mambas

Rhinos are being poached to extinction because of their horns. Sold in Asian markets for traditional medicinal purposes, they're consisted of keratin, the same kind of protein that humans' hair and nails are made of, and there's absolutely no scientific proof of its medicinal properties.

Home to thousands of rhinos, South Africa suffers with poaching inside many reserves accross the country. In order to stop the killings and give a chance to the species to thrive, a female Anti Poaching Unit was established in the Balule Nature Reserve, in the Greater Kruger Area. These rangers walk tens of kilometers everyday along the reserve's fences and inside the bush searching for poaching activities, and they're known as Black Mambas.

Their work goes beyond the savanna and reaches classrooms in the area. With an environmental education program, the Black Mambas receive volunteers from around the world to help educate students about the local flora and fauna, and the importance of a healthy environment for animals and humans.

 
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