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How an All-Female Anti-Poaching Unit Is Defending Its Wildlife

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Deep in the heart of South Africa lies the Balule Game Reserve, which has been plagued by poachers for years. Filmmaker Dan Sadgrove traveled down to this reserve to tell the story of the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit, a group of women who patrol the reserve and surrounding communities, unarmed, in search of poachers. Sadgrove's film, The Rhino Guardians, shows how their program has expanded to include educational programs and uplifting community projects. “It is their belief that the war on poaching will not be won with guns and bullets, but through education within their local communities,” Sadgrove says. Find more of the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit on their website and from Sadgrove on Instagram.