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.
CCF has just received some exciting funding news! We are very proud to announce that we’ve been awarded a (just under) three-year grant from DEFRA’s Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund. This will support an upcoming project that will help us combat cheetah and gazelle trafficking in Ethiopia, Somaliland, Somalia and Yemen, working in partnership with […]
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 […]