• CCF UK Newsletter: Spring 2018

    *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* CCF UK: helping to save the most threatened big cat in Africa It’s World Wildlife Day on Saturday 3 March and the focus for this year is Big Cats, a theme that is very close to our hearts, and at CCF UK we are delighted our very special spotted cats are getting so much attention! From cheetah to […]

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    Natural World Heroes: Laurie Marker

    Since 1974, Dr. Laurie Marker has been a tireless campaigner for the welfare of Acinonyx jubatus, the cheetah. In helming the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) for almost three decades, Dr. Marker has helped to identify the key dangers facing the species, and what can be done to combat them. From beginning her zoological career in an Oregon safari park […]

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  • 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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