All-female anti-poaching rangers 辛巴威野生動物保護區的反偷獵女子巡邏隊
與 “hardship 困難” 有關的詞彙
What success did the unit have following a tip-off?
For decades this was a man’s job. Physically gruelling foot patrols tracking groups of poachers armed and ready to kill. It’s dangerous work. So, when this anti-poaching unit was set up nine months ago, many were sceptical.
Nyaradzo Hoto, female game ranger
They just think that we cannot do it. We cannot do it at all. They just saw us as failures, but they are wrong.
This area was once used for trophy hunting. Bad management and poaching saw game numbers plummet. The women are working to revive it. But protecting the 100-square-mile reserve is a big ask.
The privately funded project is managed by a former special forces soldier. He made the decision not to treat the women any differently.
Damian Mander, Akashinga founder
These women – most of them just wouldn’t break. They wouldn’t break and we ended up in a position there where we had to effectively tell women that they had to leave because none of them had pulled off voluntarily.
達米安·曼德爾 “勇敢者” 組織創辦人
Long-term solutions involve winning the hearts and minds of the community. And the most effective way to do that is through the women.
Tonight their training is being tested. Following a tip-off, they are sweeping a village in door-to-door raids.
A major coup: they’ve netted a wanted ivory poacher. He’s later jailed for nine years for poisoning elephants with cyanide.
In a country where wildlife conservation receives little to no state financial assistance, there’s a lot to be done.
The project plans to roll out more women-only reserves around the country. It’s become a powerful idea – putting women in charge of Zimbabwe’s wildlife to reform a sector blighted by scandal and corruption.
該項目計劃在全國各地推行更多由女性巡邏保護的禁獵區。這已成為一個有影響力的理念 — 讓女性負責辛巴威野生動物保護事業，以改革這個被醜聞和腐敗所衰敗的領域。
Perhaps just the fresh start the country needs.
a big ask 一個難以實現的請求
state financial assistance 政府財政援助
In Greek mythology, the Amazons were an all-female tribe of warriors who were brutal, aggressive and lived for war. They were the daughters of Ares, the Greek god of war, were famed for their martial skill and featured in several ancient legends.
The unit caught a wanted ivory poacher who was later jailed for nine years.