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Bibha Sonowal, Pallabita Bora, Swarnalata Bhuyan And Anita Das

Bibha Sonowal, Pallabita Bora, Swarnalata Bhuyan And Anita Das

JOINT WILDLIFE SERVICE AWARD: Bibha Sonowal, Pallabita Bora, Swarnalata Bhuyan and Anita Das (above), the courageous women forest guards of Kaziranga. Theirs is the very first team of female wildlife defenders in the park and they have been patrolling this world famous rhino-tiger forest for a year now. Courtesy: GSM.

Month Year: December 2010

JOINT WILDLIFE SERVICE AWARD

Bibha Sonowal, Pallabita Bora, Swarnalata Bhuyan and Anita Das are courageous women forest guards of Kaziranga. Theirs is the very first team of female wildlife defenders in the park, they have been patrolling this world famous rhino and tiger forest for a year now. Their contribution far exceeds their role in checking crime by women operatives of the many armed poaching gangs that plunder this world famous wildlife reserve. Working in the same difficult conditions as their male counterparts, they conduct day and night patrols on foot and go out on raids, fiercely defending the wildlife in their charge.

First published in: Sanctuary Asia, XXX No. 6, December 2010.

 
 
 

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