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. The funds that we raise go directly 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 recognised 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.
Why CCF is so important
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 increased the wild cheetah population in Namibia.
BEHOLD…Team Cheetah! Now we all know cheetahs are the fastest land mammal, reaching top speeds of up to 120 km/h. But, how fast can a human run? Well, the fastest recorded human ever is Usain Bolt who reached 27.8km/h in 2009. However, not all races are about speed, some are about stamina, reaching personal bests […]
Dr Jane Galton, Trustee, CCF UK, recently travelled to the CCF cheetah safe house in Somaliland which is currently caring for over 30 cheetahs confiscated from the illegal pet trade – a number that seems to be increasing each week. Whilst at the property, Jane worked with other volunteers, including vets from our partner vet […]