The coronavirus lockdown adds to challenges for those on the frontline of the war against poaching
- Words and photographs by Georgina Smith
Her black boots brushing through swathes of yellow-brown bush, 24-year-old Purity Amleset is feeling tense. But fear is just part of the job, she says, as she patrols her section of the 147,000-hectare (363,000-acre) community land around Kenya’s Amboseli National Park, a Unesco-designated biosphere reserve.
Team Lioness on patrol around Kenya’s Amboseli National Park
On duty and liaising with the local community
Team members maintain a rigorous fitness regime
Before, us females were seen as a weak point … But now we have been recognised
Gathering information from the local community is a key part of the job
Team Lioness enjoying their free time back at camp
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