Published on May 30th, 2019 | by Alicia Silverstone
Every day an estimated 100 elephants are murdered for their tusks, 3 rhinos are murdered for their horns, and 300 pangolins are poached. This is insanely devastating. It’s also the heartbreaking, cruel reality of the illegal wildlife trade market, that’s worth over $20 billion annually. Given the tremendous scale of poaching, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless. However, there are so many badass women doing incredibly powerful work to stop poaching on the front lines! Breaking Their Silence: Women on the Frontline of the Poaching War is a new documentary that explores the poaching crisis through a female lens from the perspective of courageous women who are making a difference. Woman like Marume Nene, a Zulu woman and an endangered species monitor working at ground zero on a private game reserve in Kwa Zulu Natal. Watch the inspiring trailer below and visit their website for upcoming screening locations!
Top Photo by Tomáš Malík