Team Lioness: Women Rangers Protecting Africa's Wildlife | IFAW

The inspirational story of 8 brave women who shattered their glass ceiling to protect Africa's wildlife. Team Lioness was created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) as an all-women wildlife ranger unit in Kenya.

When COVID-19 sidelined many state-run ranger units, Team Lioness was one of the only active groups. They were left as the first line of defense to stop poachers and the killing of elephants, lions, giraffes, cheetahs and other wildlife on their traditional Massai tribal land bordering Amboseli National Park. They are the first women in their families to secure employment and pioneers of women's empowerment, creating new opportunities and possibilities for the women in their tribe. ➡ Subscribe: