The UK’s decision to deny visas for two pioneering female anti-poaching rangers to attend an awards ceremony has been criticised by organisers.
Zimbabwean Nyaradzo Hoto risks her life every day to protect elephants from ivory poachers in an all-female anti-poaching unit.
She and a colleague were due to accept an award for the team on 3 November.
But Ms Hoto’s trip, her first outside Zimbabwe, was called off after visitor visa applications were rejected.
“I haven’t told my daughter yet. I don’t want to disappoint her, she was so proud of me,” the 26-year-old whispers down the phone. Read more