• Light as a Feather

    Rescued Cheetah Cub: Light-as-a-Feather’s story

    My name is Light-as-a-Feather. I was rescued with my sister. WE were only 3 weeks old. I was confiscated by Somaliland authorities. I was poached for the illegal pet trade destined for the Arabian Peninsula. CCF rescued me. The CCF team helped me regain strength from being extremely malnourished and dehydrated. BUT my sister did […]

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  • A cheetah at a mosque near Radisson SAS Hotel in Sharjah.

    Gulf News: Curbing the Wild Trade in the UAE

    A cheetah found at a mosque near Radisson SAS Hotel in Sharjah. Image Credit: Atiq-ur-Rehman/Gulf News DUBAI: In the two years since the UAE’s law banning the ownership of dangerous animals such as cheetahs and lions came into force, scores have been seized by the authorities and taken to rescue shelters. Border agencies and airlines […]

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  • Illegal Wildlife Trade Cheetahs

    The National: Illegal Wildlife Trade ‘funnelled back to organised crime in the region’

    Legitimate shops in Dubai found selling smuggled exotic pets on social media for tens of thousands of dirhams Like many modern markets, the pet trade has migrated from traditional shopfronts to an online world that is becoming increasingly difficult to police. Exotic and endangered species were once sold from the Sharjah Bird and Animal market […]

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  • The National: Syrian Breeders Supplying UAE Illegal Exotic Pet Trade

    The UAE government is calling on Ukraine and Syria to help it investigate the smuggling of exotic animals into the Gulf from the two countries. International authorities have uncovered the movement of about 700 animals, worth $1 million, in the past 18 months from Ukraine to breeding centres in the region. From there they are […]

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  • Cheetah Champion Jeremy

    Young Ambassador Jeremy Raises £1,500 for Cheetahs this Christmas Season

    Young Ambassador Jeremy has been hard at work over the holiday season hand making cards to sell in order to raise money for the Cheetah Conservation Fund UK. Jeremy noticed an opportunity to sell lots of cards to coincide with the Cheltenham Races in November. He sold cards throughout the event and managed to raise […]

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  • CCF Illegal Pet Trade Somaliland

    Another Cheetah Cub Confiscated in Somaliland

    Another cheetah cub has been confiscated in Somaliland. Mariam, a female, is about 8 weeks’ old and had luckily been taken only a day or two prior to confiscation on Christmas Eve, so there wasn’t much time for her health to deteriorate. She was a bit dehydrated but is now under our Hargeisa team’s watchful care, […]

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  • Cheetah Champion Sara

    Young Ambassador Sara Raises Money for CCF UK this Christmas

    CCF UK Young Ambassador Sara has once again been hard at work raising money for CCF UK. Every year, Sara has a stand at the Ree Park Safari Zoo in Denmark, and this year was no exception! Sara sold lots of homemade items and raised a fantastic 250 Euros! Sara is also selling Christmas cards […]

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  • The Fixer Group

    CCF UK to Partner with Fixer Lifestyle Group to Raise Funds for Cheetah Conservation

    Once occupying a range that stretched across Africa and Asia, the wild cheetah population has decreased by 92% over the last 100 years; today, just 7,100 cheetahs remain in the wild and without intervention it is expected that the cheetah could become extinct within 20 years. Time is running out and we must act now. […]

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  • Pacific Standard Illegal Pet Trade

    Pacific Standard: Social Media Platforms And The Black Market Sale Of Cheetahs

    Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) A new analysis finds that, between February of 2012 and July of 2018, a total of 1,367 cheetahs were offered on sale through 906 posts on social media. SHREYA DASGUPTAOCT 22, 2018 Cheetahs continue to be illegally traded through social media platforms, according to a new analysis published by the Cheetah […]

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  • Motherboard Illegal Wildlife Trade

    Motherboard: Traffickers Are Using Instagram and YouTube as Black Markets for Live Cheetahs

    Screenshot: YouTube A new report identified more than 900 advertisements for poached cheetahs on social media. Since 2012, at least 1,367 cheetahs were offered for sale on social media and ecommerce websites. Instagram and YouTube are conduits for traffickers selling the endangered animals as pets, according to a Monday report from the Cheetah Conservation Fund. In recent […]

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