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

  • Illegal Wildlife Trade

    Tehran Times: Iran outlaws private ownership of wild animals

    TEHRAN – Iran has outlawed the private ownership of wild animals, including cheetahs, lions and tigers, and will fine or imprison anyone parading the wild animals in public, YJC reported on Wednesday. “If a person seen in public walking an exotic pet, will be fined up to 800 million rials (about $20,000) and could face […]

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  • Cheetah Pet Trade

    Illegal Trade in Live Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) Report of the Secretariat (Doc. 43)

    Cheetahs confiscated in northwestern Somalia, Aug-Sep 2018. (c) Cheetah Conservation Fund.* Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) commends efforts by the Secretariat in collecting information from the Parties as it pertains to illegal cheetah trade. Based on our research, CCF notes that information made available to the Secretariat is unlikely to represent the true magnitude of the […]

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  • Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) UK

    Cheetah Tails: October 2018

    The latest news from CCF UK and previewing International Cheetah Day PLEASE SUPPORT OUR RESCUED CHEETAH CUBS APPEAL The Cheetah Conservation Fund UK (CCF UK) is appealing to its committed supporters to raise urgent funds of £20,000 to help support the recently confiscated cheetah cubs, destined for the illegal pet trade in the Middle East. […]

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