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Today is International Women’s Day, and we would like to recognize the many women who contribute to Big Life’s success. These women are not just wives, mothers, sisters, and friends, they are also rangers, field staff, informers, program officers, educators, fundraisers, scientists, and board directors.

Agnes Sopilal, picture below, has been a Big Life ranger for five years, working in the Olepolos Conservancy near Amboseli National Park. She most enjoys being a ranger because she is able to protect wildlife from being killed. She wants other women to know that, “Ranger work is not for men only. A woman can also do [this work] since you are preserving the beauty of your country and the entire world.”

We are grateful to Agnes, and her conservation colleagues within Big Life and across the world, for their dedication and passion for conserving wildlife and wild lands.

Please join us, along with our partners at The Thin Green Line Foundation, in celebrating female conservationists around the globe.

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