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

  • Two Trafficked Cheetahs handed to CCF

    Building partnerships is one of our priorities and strengths in our fight against illegal wildlife trade. Three days ago a partner NGO in Somaliland contacted us about two cheetah cubs and a young gerenuk held illegally. Working together with the Ministry of Environment and Rural Development, the three animals were confiscated yesterday and transported to […]

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  • Just 10 Days Old – Orphaned Cheetah Cub at CCF

    CCF was informed of a small cheetah cub that was orphaned in the Khomas region of Namibia. The Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) contacted us on Friday and CCF staff drove out to meet a farmer reporting that someone had dropped off a cub at her farm. The farmer was looking after the cub […]

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  • Cheetah Champion Meme Runs for Cheetahs

    Amelia (Meme) Zakiewicz, a vet who worked with CCF in Namibia, now working in London and a stalwart member of CCF UK’s voluntary team ran the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 15 April to raise money for CCF UK. She completed the course with a fantastic time of 4 hours! She had been training throughout the […]

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