We are Dedicated to Saving the Cheetah in the Wild

Award-winning & innovative conservation programmes

A global leader in research of the species

Firm believers in the power of education as a conservation tool

CCF UK is the UK operation of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, with its headquarters in Namibia. Founded by Dr. Laurie Marker in 1990 we are a not-for-profit, global leader in the research and conservation of cheetahs and are dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild.


The cheetah is the planet’s fastest land mammal. A wonder of evolution, they are built for speed with long, powerful legs, a slender body and a long tail which acts as a rudder. The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 75mph. Cheetahs are specialist hunters, using short bursts of high speed to prey on small antelope. Their home territories are vast and can range from anything from 16 to 62 square miles.


But this magnificent animal is under threat. Since 1900 populations have declined by 90%, and there are now only roughly 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild. The biggest problems facing the cheetah right now are human-wildlife conflict, wildlife trafficking and habitat degradation.


The vast majority of wild cheetahs live outside protected areas, in areas populated by humans. Protecting the cheetah therefore requires conservation methods that address the welfare of both cheetah and human populations.

We develop and deliver innovative, award-winning programmes to ensure humans and wildlife can coexist peacefully, and the cheetah can survive, and thrive, in the wild.

Our work is making a difference, and our programmes have effectively stabilised and even increased the wild cheetah population in Namibia. Our mission is to expand these practices to more cheetah countries.


We are making great strides in stopping Africa’s most endangered big cat from becoming extinct.

But we need your help.

£3million per year for the next ten years would save the cheetah definitively. With your support, we can save the cheetah. Find out more about how you can help us with our fundraising here.

CCF is an international non-profit organisation headquartered in Namibia, with operations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and partner organisations in several other nations.


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