International Women’s Day: How pioneering women are changing the landscape of wildlife conservation in Africa15/03/2021
In a recent article from I News, we celebrate our female rangers who are changing the landscape of wildlife conservation.
Below are some of the highlights:
“For the past century, conservation an wildlife tourism has been largely a male preserve. Women who wanted to work in the field were mostly relegated to cooking and cleaning roles, while the more prestigious, higher-paying jobs were filled by men. But in the early 2000s, a handful of women defied the objections of friends, family and their communities to take on these positions, and now there are several hundred across the African continent. At Borana Conservancy in Kenya, Faith Namelok Lengipis knows that the risk isn’t just from poaching. When there is a threat to crops or livestock, that translates to a threat to wildlife. “I grew up in an area where human-wildlife conflict is a challenge. I want to educate people in my community about the importance of wildlife and habitat conservation.”
Borana Lodge is steeped in history and style. Located at the heart of Borana Conservancy, Kenya’s newest and most successful rhino sanctuary, Borana Lodge is set against a beautiful hillside with an organic design and panoramic views. In 2007, the Dyer family, who founded Borana Lodge, made a conscious and important decision to commit all retained earnings from the commercial activities on Borana Conservancy to supporting the increased costs of conservation.
The Lodge was established in 1993 as one of the original small eco-lodges in East Africa. It has since been the prime economic driver that has enabled Borana Conservancy to secure vital habitat for endangered species.
At a time in our history when Rhino poaching was at its worst and sanctuaries were closing, we committed additional secure habitat for Rhino and to underwrite all core conservation costs long into the future.
By staying at Borana Lodge you are making a direct contribution to conservation, allowing us to continue on our truly sustainable journey, committing all profits to securing conservation integrity.
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