BENEFITING: HELPING RHINOS USA
This Mother's Day, please also give some love to The Black Mambas anti-poaching unit (APU)! The Black Mambas are the first female APU in South Africa, working in the Balule Nature Reserve as part of the Greater Kruger Park. THE BLACK MAMBAS HAVE REDUCED POACHING EVENTS BY 76% IN THEIR FIRST YEAR OF OPERATIONS! With a passion for wildlife and rhino conservation, The Black Mambas are a strong voice in their communities through their conservation work. They want their communities to understand that there are far greater benefits to them through rhino conservation rather than poaching. The job of the three dozen Black Mambas in the field consists of visual policing and early detection through pulling out snares, conducting road blocks, patrolling boundaries, night patrols and observations, assisting in VHF rhino tracking plus other ecological management duties. These fearless young African women hope to address the social and moral decay that is a product of the rhino poaching within their communities. They are concerned for their children’s sake as the false economy has brought loose morals and narcotics into their previously disadvantaged communities on the border of the Kruger National Park. The Black Mambas work to the concept of the "Broken Window" philosophy and strive to make their area of influence the "most undesirable, most difficult and least profitable place to poach". This Mothers Day, share some love and support with some women who have a deep love for rhinos and their communities!