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.
We are thrilled to announce that we have a new CCF UK Young Ambassador! Katie is passionate about cheetahs and has spent her spare time fundraising to raise money to support CCF UK in the fight to save the cheetah. She got her friends and family involved in a bake sale which she organised after […]
I grew up in London, and despite the urban environment, I had a keen passion for animals from the start. It was only as I finished my biology bachelors degree, that I decided I wanted to work in wildlife research and conservation and I embarked on a pay-to-volunteer three month trip to a game reserve […]
CCF wins Tusk Trust Grant To reduce human wildlife conflict with Cheetahs and African Wild Dogs in the Greater Waterberg Landscape, Namibia. The cheetah is Africa’s most endangered big cat in Africa and African Wild Dogs are the most endangered large carnivores in southern Africa, with an estimated 250 individuals living in the Greater Waterberg […]