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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

  • Somaliland Cubs Rescue: Update

    CCF’s Executive Director Dr. Laurie Marker and CCF’s Assistant Director for Strategic Communications and Illegal Wildlife Trade, Patricia Tricorache are in Somaliland visiting Dhoobi and Veepi, the two cubs rescued last July. They also visited Dean of the Veterinary School at Hargeisa University to find ways in which we can collaborate to provide veterinary care […]

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  • CCF UK Newsletter: Spring 2018

    *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* CCF UK: helping to save the most threatened big cat in Africa It’s World Wildlife Day on Saturday 3 March and the focus for this year is Big Cats, a theme that is very close to our hearts, and at CCF UK we are delighted our very special spotted cats are getting so much attention! From cheetah to […]

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  • Laurie Marker

    Natural World Heroes: Laurie Marker

    Since 1974, Dr. Laurie Marker has been a tireless campaigner for the welfare of Acinonyx jubatus, the cheetah. In helming the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) for almost three decades, Dr. Marker has helped to identify the key dangers facing the species, and what can be done to combat them. From beginning her zoological career in an Oregon safari park […]

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