Today, for International Women’s Day, we’d like to introduce you to Constable Susan Manyanga Lemomo.

Susan is one of Big Life’s 12 female rangers and is stationed with the Nailepo Unit. Here she describes what it’s like working in the bush, and what some of her experiences have been like as a wildlife ranger for conservation, whether it’s 30-kilometer patrols, arresting bushmeat poachers, or helping to prevent elephants from raiding crops at night. She is 21 years old and has 3 children. She is interviewed by Lilian Sailepu, Big Life’s human-elephant conflict fence project assistant.

Thank you, Susan, for sharing your story, and for joining Big Life as a wildlife ranger to protect nature for the benefit of us all. We are grateful to women the world over for their contributions, but especially those who help run Big Life’s operations, as rangers, as fundraisers, as program managers, and at the Board level.