Rachel McRobb was born and raised in Zambia, and after schooling in Swaziland and South Africa, she returned to Zambia to work at first in the tourism sector and then in conservation. Twenty years ago, Rachel made the Luangwa Valley her home and was one of the co-founders of Conservation South Luangwa, a conservation NGO working to protect the wildlife of South Luangwa Valley. Under the guidance and leadership of Rachel, CSL employs over 100 staff from the local community. Their holistic approach includes a wide range of anti-poaching support, including K9 teams, aerial support, wildlife veterinary work, and a community-based human-wildlife conflict mitigation program.
Rachel’s love of the Luangwa and her passion for wildlife gives her the inspiration to continue to try and help to protect it.