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

  • Destroying an Apex Predator Can Kill an Ecosystem

    The Grey Wolf in North America and Lessons for Cheetah Survival by Jameson Bowman, guest writer First published at on November 2nd, 2018 When Dr. Laurie Marker first arrived in Namibia (then South West Africa) in the late 1970’s she discovered that cheetahs were viewed as vermin and hundreds were being killed every year by farmers […]

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  • Cheetah versus Impala: Each has a Competitive Edge

    By Meredith Hanel, Guest writer First published at on April 15th, 2018 Somewhere in the African savanna, a cheetah is on the hunt. She could easily outrun a zebra, but it would be too large to take down: Antelope like the impala are more her size. You might think the cheetah, a predator that holds […]

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  • Connecting the dots: Human-animal conflict and what it means for the future of species in Africa

    by Jameson Bowman, Guest writer First published at on August 18th, 2018 For most Europeans, Africa conjures up images of wild untamed lands, filled with abundant wildlife and unique cultural groups; this perception is relatively accurate. Africa contains 45% of the world’s uncultivated land, it is the greatest wilderness on earth, and humans have lived […]

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