• Mirror: Amazing life of British couple living with lions in the Maasai Mara

    Jonathan and Angela have spent their lives documenting Africa’s big cats (Image: Animal Planet) The couple, aged 70 and 66, who host new nature show Big Cat Tales, have been documenting the lives of lions, tigers and cheetahs for the past 40 years Angie Scott always starts her day by sitting down with a quiet […]

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    Cheetah Champion: Chris Heron

    Cheetah Champion Chris Heron, who wrote a blog piece for us in 2018 about his visit to CCF Headquarters in Namibia, has given a presentation at the Cambridge Natural History Society about the plight of the cheetah and the work CCF is doing to save the species. Below, Chris outlines his talk and why we […]

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  • Wanderlust: Big Cat Tales on Animal Planet: Everything you need to know

    Wildlife experts Jonathan and Angela Scott are back on TV, documenting the fascinating lives of the wild lions, leopards and cheetahs of Masai Mara National Reserve… Jonathan and Angela Scott live the safari-lover’s dream: they live in Kenya, on the Masai Mara National Reserve, and devote their time to documenting the lives of the lions, […]

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  • Mongabay: Iran’s endangered cheetahs and imperiled conservationists

    Commentary by Luke Hunter | Christine Breitenmoser | Urs Breitenmoser | Sarah Durant | Laurie Marker | Stephane Ostrowski | Christian Walzer on 8 March 2019   Eight Iranian wildlife conservationists have been imprisoned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps since January 2018, facing charges of espionage. All those in detention — Niloufar Bayani, Taher Ghadirian, Houman […]

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  • The Economic Times: Cheetahs from Namibia to be kept at Nauradehi sanctuary, NTCA tells SC

    India’s last spotted cheetah had died in 1947. In 1952, the animal was declared extinct in the country. The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun, has supported the proposal to re-introduce cheetahs in the country. NEW DELHI: African cheetahs, to be translocated in India from Namibia, will be kept at Nauradehi wildlife sanctuary in Madhya Pradesh, […]

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  • Three More Cheetah Cubs Rescued

    This week we were able to rescue three more cheetah cubs from the illegal trade in Somaliland, taking the number of cheetahs under our care there to 17. They still couldn’t walk and their teeth were just starting to poke through their gums, so we estimated them to be less than 3 weeks’ old: 2 […]

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    Arabian Business: How illegal UAE wildlife sales have shifted online

    Patricia Tricorache CCF’s Assistant Director Strategic communications and Illegal Wildlife Trade had this to say of a recent article in the Arabian Business Magazine talking about the illegal wildlife trade being fuelled by social media. “Sobering article about the illegal wildlife trade online, but are people becoming numb to these sorts of articles? I wonder […]

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  • 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 https://cheetahconservationfund.ca 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 https://cheetahconservationfund.ca 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 https://cheetahconservationfund.ca 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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