• 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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  • What’s the Difference Between Cheetahs and other Big Cats?

    By Jan Robertson,  Guest writer First published at https://cheetahconservationfund.ca on September 30th, 2017 The difference between cheetahs and other Big Cats is, first and foremost, the cheetah is not a Big Cat, in the Latin sense of the word. Top 10 Largest Wild Cats When many people think of the genus Panthera, more commonly known as […]

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  • Spring into Action

    By Jameson Bowman, Guest writer First published at https://cheetahconservationfund.ca on May 31st, 2018 The cheetah is one of Africa’s iconic animals and many of us have grown up knowing one single fact about it – it is the worlds’ fastest land mammal – but have you ever wondered what exactly makes it so? Speed Cheetahs have evolved for […]

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  • Breeding Cheetahs is Hard

    by Meredith Hanel, Guest writer, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Canada First published at https://cheetahconservationfund.ca on June 29th, 2018 Habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and poaching have brought today’s cheetah population down to a mere 7,100 individuals. As the cheetah races towards extinction, wild cheetah conservation efforts and captive breeding programmes race together to save them. Research on captive […]

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