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#WomenCrushWednesday: Edith John


Introduction

Wildlife rangers put in endless effort to save threatened species. These courageous people go above above and beyond in their home nations to protect animals that are on the verge of extinction, like rhinos and elephants. They monitor vast wild regions, remove dangerous snares that could harm wildlife, and prevent poaching by working in small teams. However, to some extent, the communities they operate in do not properly recognize their efforts. In honor of World Ranger Day and to recognize the important work that these courageous women and men do. Today, we're crushing on Edith John, a scout from the Mbire District.

Who is Edith John ?

Edith John is a community game scout from Mbire District. She is one of the first five female Mbire scouts to receive training at Mushandike College of Wildlife Management .Edith joined the community scouts in 2018, and one of her main responsibilities has been collaborating closely with the households and communities on wildlife conservation.

Source of Inspiration and motivation

Question: Who inspired you to join the community scouts

Answer : I was motivated to join the community scout group by my late father, a conservationist. Being the daughter of a conservationist makes me happy. I also want to thank the women affairs, who were a big part of getting me to join the team.


Words of encouragement

There isn't a day that goes by that I wish I hadn't joined the community scouts team. Every day is a learning experience for me, and I'm thankful that I'm slowly but surely inspiring other women in my community. Therefore , I encourage young girls to join this conservation field for there is nothing to fear, “zvakareruka” (its so easy) and interesting to be soldiers of the wild.

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