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. The funds that we raise go directly 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 recognised 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.
Why CCF is so important
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 increased the wild cheetah population in Namibia.
Liz and David Roberts are the owner-operators of AlyKat Images, a family run company based in the south west of England. These amazing CCF UK supporters have recently launched their 2020 cheetah calendar, from which 100% of the profits will go towards supporting our charity. Get your hands on one here David is a wildlife photographer […]
CCF has just received some exciting funding news! We are very proud to announce that we’ve been awarded a (just under) three-year grant from DEFRA’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund. This will support an upcoming project that will help us combat cheetah and gazelle trafficking in Ethiopia, Somaliland, Somalia and Yemen, working in partnership with […]