Guardians of Nature: Bold and brave women rangers of Cambodia stand tall

As Cambodia marks World Ranger Day on July 31, Khmer Times highlights a handful of bold brave, and resilient women rangers who are standing alongside men to conserve and protect the wildlife and natural resources of the protected forest.

Over the years, women have navigated from being homemakers and working in an office to take on tougher and dangerous jobs including being forest rangers which comes with its own set of challenges in the protection and management of national parks and protected forests.

Cambodia has more than 1,200 rangers and interestingly 42 of them are women who do the same work as men – patrolling, wildlife conservation and protection, combating poaching, monitoring endangered wildlife species, engaging with local communities, and many more.

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Sen David