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The fearless female wildlife rangers saving the African Elephants | 60 Minutes Australia

There are few things more majestic than seeing a herd of elephants roaming the plains of Africa. But tragically, every year 20,000 are killed by poachers, who then harvest and sell their ivory tusks. It’s a cruel trade and one that former Australian commando Damian Mander has been fighting for a decade to stop. Despite his efforts, he was losing ground to the criminals. Then he came up with an idea from left field: an all-female squad of anti-poaching rangers. Critics said it wouldn’t work, but they were wrong, and now the brave women of Akashinga are not only saving wildlife, they’re saving themselves.

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