• Stylist: A day in the life of a cheetah conservationist

    Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia, walks us through her day 7am: After a cup of coconut coffee, I start each day by going out on a ride with my favourite horse, Shandy. These morning rides are not only for exercise or pleasure, but to check the fences on CCF farmland and […]

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  • Young Ambassadors: Felecia and Oliver

    Introducing Felecia Roles and Oliver Lemm, both aged 8 Felecia and Oliver are our newest Young Ambassadors. Felecia is originally from New Zealand, and Oliver is originally from Holland – both now live in Mozambique and are passionate about cheetahs. So passionate, that they held a school fundraiser to raise money for CCF. Below, Felecia […]

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  • Cheetah Champion Sara: My Birthday

    My birthday is coming up very soon!!! I will turn 12 years old on the 23rd March. Last year I did a birthday fundraiser to raise money for cheetahs and got 100€. This year I will do something similar, and I hope to raise even more! I have set up a competition where every person who […]

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  • Cheetah Champion: Ignatius

    My name is Ignatius Davids and I work at Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) Namibia in the Education Department as an Environmental Educator and Tour guide. I grew up in Otjiwarongo, where CCF is situated, so as a youth we where always involved in and aware of the conservation education outreach projects that CCF ran in […]

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  • Cheetah Conservation Fund joins the Population & Sustainability Network

    Photo credit: Cheetah Conservation Fund/Eli Walker The Cheetah Conservation Fund has become the latest conservation NGO to join the Population & Sustainability Network. The Cheetah Conservation Fund and Network coordinator, the Margaret Pyke Trust, have marked the occasion by publishing “The importance of human reproductive health and rights for cheetah conservation”. This is perhaps the […]

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  • Young Ambassador: Jeremy

    Hello! My name is Jeremy. I’m 8 years old and I live in Cheltenham. I’ve  raised more than £2,000 for cheetahs. I make  greeting cards that I  sell any chance  I get. My dad has brought them to his work, I sold them at a bazaar, on the pavement and door-to-door around my town. My […]

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  • Captive Bred Cheetahs – An Epidemic in South Africa?

    Since 1975, we have lost half of our cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) population worldwide with only an estimated 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild, confined to just 9% of its historical distributional range. Cheetahs are now predominantly found in Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, and Mozambique. For this reason, scientists are calling for a reclassification of the IUCN […]

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  • Livestock Guarding Dogs from CCF Namibia helping to protect lions in Tanzania

    (Left) This is the last picture of Busara, taken in November 2017. She was in great health. (Right) Busara, see here with a snake which she’d previously killed. Photo credits Ruaha Carnivore Project.   In 2013 – in collaboration with the Cheetah Conservation Fund Namibia – RCP started the first trial of specialized livestock guarding dogs […]

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  • Run Like a Cheetah

    Run Like a Cheetah

    To catch never-before-seen footage of a Cheetah at full-speed, the film crew needed equipment that was just as quick. Credit: Anna Place (BBC) “The problem with filming cheetahs is fairly obvious,” explains Nick Easton, producer director on the BBC’s latest wildlife blockbuster Big Cats. “They’re the fastest land animals, so you can’t follow them running on foot, […]

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  • Patricia Tricorache CCF

    Cheetah Champion: Patricia

    The cheetahs that changed my job description The call that woke me up that morning in November 2005 was unlike any other call I’ve ever received. Until that day, and for the previous four years, I had worn many hats at the Cheetah Conservation Fund, my main responsibility having been strategic communications. That meant that […]

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