• CCF and Other Experts Ask for Reclassification of Cheetah from Vulnerable to Endangered Status in New Report

    OTJIWARONGO, NAMIBIA (27 Dec 2016) – The wild cheetah population is declining at an alarming rate, prompting conservationists to call upon the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to upgrade its classification of the world’s fastest mammal from vulnerable to the more serious category of endangered. “We are sounding a loud warning cry, […]

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  • The East African: Pet cheetah trade threatens entire population

    A phone call from a US Marine in November 2005 set Patricia Tricorache, assistant director for strategic communications of the Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), on the path to fighting the illegal wildlife trade. “He was calling from Ethiopia about two cheetah cubs that were tied with ropes outside a restaurant in Gode, a remote […]

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  • Major News Networks: Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes

    Many major news networks covered this story including the BBC, Sky, Guardian, Independent, The Times, The Telegraph, The Mail, The Sun, CNN and Huffington Post. Synopses and links are below. BBC: Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes by Matt McGrath The sleek, speedy cheetah is rapidly heading towards extinction according to a new study […]

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  • Your Donations Doubled in 2016

      #GivingTuesday Give to the Cheetahs. Cheetahs are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of threatened species; since 1900, the wild cheetah population has decreased by almost 85%. They need your help NOW. Make your #GivingTuesday commitment be to save the cheetah and donate to Cheetah Conservation Fund today. CCF’s conservation programs work; […]

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  • The Luxury Channel: A Chance For Cheetahs

    We were delighted to have Dr. Laurie Marker interviewed on the Luxury Channel. Luxury Chanel: How endangered are cheetahs in the wild? Dr. Laurie Marker: It is not widely known, but the cheetah is Africa’s most endangered big cat. Since 1900, numbers have fallen by a dramatic 90% and there are now sadly fewer than […]

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  • The Luxury Channel: The Race to Save the Cheetah

    We were delighted to have Jonathan and Angela Scott’s Book Launch featured on The Luxury Channel‘s website. “The fastest animals on earth are quickly going to become the fastest animals to disappear, unless we can act now to save them, says Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). Famous for their speed […]

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  • Jonathan and Angela Scott Book Launch Dinner

    CCF UK was honoured to host a dinner with CCF UK Patrons, Jonathan and Angela Scott, for the launch of the long awaited The Big Cat Man: An Autobiography. Held at the prestigious May Fair Hotel in London, on a wet November night, over 160 guests gathered from far and wide to hear wildlife celebrity […]

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  • ITV: Illegal cheetah trade threatens to ‘wipe out species completely’

    Just 7,000 cheetahs remain in the wild – and their numbers are dwindling due to an illegal trade that risks wiping out the species. The animals, which are the most endangered big cats in Africa, have become status symbols in the Gulf states, where they are illegally transported from their natural habitats. Investigators estimate that […]

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  • CCF Illegal Cheetah Pet Trade

    Cheetah Pet Trade in the Media

    As the COP 17 CITES meeting in Johannesburg has shone a spotlight on the illegal cheetah trade, more articles like this are surfacing: Motherboard: Instagram Cheetahs Are Now the Target of International Wildlife Officials The black market for trafficked animals isn’t so different from a pet store. Some creatures are coveted for their resplendent hides, […]

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