5 women leading the way in conservation.

With less than 11% of the world's rangers being women, World Female Ranger Week (WFRW) highlights the importance of gender equity in this traditionally male profession. By shining a light on the incredible role models in the industry, the awareness week helps change attitudes towards women. Female rangers are champions of wildlife conservation, educators, and are just as capable and successful in the position as male rangers.Holly Budge said: "Having patrolled with multiple ranger teams across Africa, I've seen first-hand how these bold women are impacting lives; Protecting wildlife, uplifting communities and empowering other women. WFRW highlights the significant gender imbalance in environmental conservation."

Photo credits: Matthew Hayes (left) Amish Chhagan (Right).