• Faunographic Laurie Marker

    Dr. Laurie Marker on WILD LIVES

    The podcast focuses on telling the fascinating stories of wild creatures, brought to you by the people who know them best. Each episode allows naturalists, rangers, film-makers, photographers and explorers to talk about the secret lives of tigers, bear, whales, sharks, wolves – and anything else with fur, feathers or fins! In this inspiring episode […]

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  • Conservationist Dr Laurie Marker Issues Call to End Cheetah Poaching and Cheetah Trafficking While Caring for Sick, Confiscated Cubs in Somaliland

    HARGEISA, Somaliland (7 Sept. 2018) – Dr Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), issued the following statement today from her hotel room in Hargeisa, where she is providing around-the-clock care for a severely malnourished and dehydrated cheetah cub. Along with its sibling, the cub was stolen from its mother in […]

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  • Patricia Tricorache

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Fighting the heartbreaking trade in exotic pets

    By Patricia Tricorache, Cheetah Conservation Fund Guest blogger for FCO Editorial Part of Illegal wildlife trade Seized from the wild when they’re as young as 6 weeks to feed the illegal pet trade, cheetah cubs may look cute but more often than not they don’t survive. ‘Pet’ cheetahs rarely make it past a year. Cheetah populations are […]

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  • Cheetah Smugglers Nabbed in Somaliland’s First Court Conviction of Wildlife Criminals

    These two cheetah cubs, kept in appalling conditions, were confiscated by conservation authorities in Somaliland at the same time as the independent territory celebrated its first formal court conviction of wildlife criminals operating out of north-east Africa. Somaliland is the blade of the Somalia hatchet on the Gulf of Aden. It functions as an independent […]

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  • Cheetahs, cheetahs and more cheetahs

    By Patricia Tricorache Summer is hurricane season in many parts of the world. At CCF, we have had a hurricane of a month. It started when on August 5th we receive a request from the Ministry of Environment and Rural Development of Somaliland to assist with a confiscation of six cheetah cubs. Immediately a team was […]

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  • Cheetah Champion Anne

    Cheetah Champion: Anne

    Our Cheetah Champion for April is Anne Schmidt-Kuentzel. Anne is the Assistant Director for Animal Health and Research for CCF, and splits her time between the USA and CCF Headquarters in Namibia. My name is Anne Schmidt-Küntzel and I work at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). How did I get to CCF? Mostly by coincidence, […]

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  • The Cheetah Conservation Fund announces major victory with conviction of two cheetah smugglers in Somaliland

    A major victory in the fight against illegal cheetah trade was achieved yesterday in a courtroom in Somaliland when two subjects charged with wildlife trafficking were sentenced to 3 years in prison and a fine of US$300 each. The subjects were arrested when the Somaliland authorities, assisted by a local team managed by the Namibia-based […]

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  • Medium: In Namibia, charcoal production is an unlikely lifeline for cheetahs.

    In the stillness of the African twilight, wild creatures begin to stir. The only sound in the crisp morning air is the distinctive call of the nightjar as it searches for one last meal before turning in. A lithe cheetah female silently leads her two cubs to a nearby watering hole. Unlike most carnivores, cheetahs […]

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  • Brian Badger: Livestock Guarding Dog Program

    CCF Operations Manager Brian Badger explains how our Livestock Guarding Dog program works as part of the whole of CCF’s operations to help save the cheetah in the wild.

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  • Solo: Sad News

    We have sad news to share with you, but we had to put Solo, our 18 & 1/2 year old Cheetah to sleep today. Solo is one of the oldest living Cheetahs in the world. She had a long & good life at CCF. Thanks to our keepers & vet team for the all care […]

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