Introducing Cheetah Conservation Fund UK

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Who We Are

Who We Are

The mission of the Cheetah Conservation Fund UK is to increase awareness in the UK about the cheetah and the threats it faces in the wild. CCF UK also raise funds to support the work of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia and throughout Africa.

Founded in Namibia in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker, CCF is the global leader in research and the conservation of cheetahs. CCF’s mission is to be the internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF works with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people.

The Most Endangered Big Cat in Africa

The vast majority of wild cheetahs live outside protected areas, coming into conflict with humans that share the same landscape. There are now less than 8,000 cheetahs remaining in the wild and the cheetah is the most endangered big cat in Africa. Saving this magnificent animal from extinction requires innovative conservation methods that address the welfare of both the cheetah and human populations over large landscapes. CCF has developed a set of integrated programmes that work together to achieve this objective. CCF’s conservation programmes have effectively stabilised and even increased the wild cheetah population in Namibia.

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Latest Posts

  • CCF’s Next Generation of Scat Detection Dogs

    Trained scat-sniffing dogs help CCF Ecologists find cheetah scat in the field. DNA is then extracted in the certified genetics laboratory at CCF Headquarters in Namibia to identify individual cheetahs and understand cheetah population structure. Several months ago, we received four Malinois puppies from one of our local CCF friends. Quinten, CCF’s previous dog trainer, […]

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  • Mary Ack, co-founder of Action for Cheetahs

    Cheetah Champion: Mary

    Mary Wykstra, co-founder of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK), is our Cheetah Champion for July. Pictured with ACK field officers Jimmy Muli (in Salama) and below with Kivoi Letongoine and youth (in Samburu). I grew up in a small village in central Michigan. Although I always loved animals, I never knew where this passion […]

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  • Cheetah Champion Jeremy – Costa Cheetah Cards

    Eight year old Jeremy Lynch makes greeting cards every night for his not-for-profit ‘Cards 4 Cheetahs’. He gives all of his earnings to his favourite animal, the cheetah, via CCF. With his sister Luci, he sells his cards on the street during festivals, at church bazaars, and door-to-door. He recently had the idea that it […]

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