This article illustrates the strength and tenacity of women who are fighting for the survival of elephants. An activist states that elephants live in a matriarchal society, which may in part explain why so many elephant activists are women. The article also mentions the hard work and success of Global March for Elephants and Rhinos: "Global March for Elephants and Rhinos was founded in 2014 by Rosemary Alles, Denise Dresner and Maria Mossman as a grassroots movement, which took over the reins of organising subsequent marches. Last year, they brought together demonstrators in 140 locations in 40 countries. Mossman describes the annual marches as “really powerful and really emotional”. In 2015, some poachers in Uganda were reportedly moved to hand in their spears afterwards." 

Have-a-go heroes: the women saving elephants in their free time https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/13/have-a-go-heroes-the-women-saving-elephants-in-their-free-time?CMP=share_btn_fb