September 14 2010 was a supposed to be a normal working day for Esnart. She woke up early, roused her sleepy children, dressed them and gave them breakfast. She kissed her four children Annie (15,) George (12), Gift (8) Chimunya (6) and wished them a good day at school. She told them she would see them later that night and promised to cook them a nice dinner and read them a bedtime story.

Esnart never got to cook her children that nice dinner. She was brutally murdered that day by poachers who were illegally hunting in Lwalaha Wildlife checkpoint. She died trying to protect the wildlife and wild places of her native Zambia.

Esnart was herself a widow. Her husband was also a park ranger who was killed in the line of duty a few years before she died. With no government support the future of her four children was bleak. With the help of donations from The Thin Green Line supporters, Esnart’s children have been able to go back to school. We’re really proud of Annie, Esnart’s oldest child. She has just been accepted into a reputable boarding school, and were told she’s settling in well.


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June 19, 2014

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