• National Geographic: Scientists Fight to List Cheetahs as Endangered

    Three grown-up cheetahs enjoy one of the few open grassland area in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. East Africa has a large population of the big cats, behind southern Africa. PHOTOGRAPH BY STÉPHANIE PÉRIQUET In one of the most thorough studies of its kind, 17 conservationists offer definitive proof that the big cats are dangerously close to […]

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  • Update from our dedicated Young Ambassador, Sara

    Last week our hardworking Young Ambassador Sara, who lives in Denmark, donated her spare time to raise another $200 for CCF! This is how she did it… ‘Last week I sent CCF $200 to sponsor the orphan cheetah ‘Ron’. I raised the money by selling christmas cards, homemade pictures and pearl bracelets at a christmas market in […]

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  • nature: Save Iran’s cheetah from extinction

    An Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. venaticus): just 43 are left in Iran.Credit: Frans Lanting/FLPA The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus ssp. venaticus) is classed as critically endangered on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with just 43 individuals left in Iran. Conservation efforts were dealt a major blow last month when the United Nations Development […]

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  • Conservation Club: International Cheetah Day Big Cat Tote Giveaway

    Help Celebrate International Cheetah Day with Us Today is International Cheetah Day!  Here are a few things you can do to celebrate the day! Wish everyone you meet a “Happy International Cheetah Day!” Download the Conservation Passport.  When you finish the activities print out your own Certificate of Cheetah Achievement Join the conversation on Twitter by […]

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  • Namibia Economist: Carnivore Experts Put Heads Together for Red Data Book

    The groundwork for a Red Data Book of all Namibia’s carnivore species was laid earlier this month when around 20 experts met for a research symposium to discuss the framework for an assessment of the conservation status of carnivores. The symposium was held at Otjikoto Nature Reserve and Environmental Centre, run by gold mining company, […]

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  • Cincinnati.com – Cincinnati Zoo is saving a species one cheetah at a time

    OTJIWARONGO, Namibia – With one of the highest densities of cheetahs on the planet, this southwest Africa nation has been called the “Cheetah Capital of the World.” And yet, you aren’t likely to see a wild cheetah on a visit here. The tawny, black-spotted coats of the fastest land animals on earth help camouflage the elusive big […]

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  • Namibia Economist: Go Green Fund Instrumental in Cheetah Conservation

    The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) received N$147,055 (GBP 7,755) from the Go Green Fund for their three year programme to determine the distribution, density and human-carnivore conflict areas for cheetah, African wild dogs and other key large carnivores across the Greater Waterberg Landscape. The Programme which is in its last year has made significant progress […]

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  • Green News – Lions, Leopards and Cheetahs now protected globally under Convention on Migratory Species

    Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs and Wild Dogs Will be Protected under the new African Carnivores Initiative Photo: William H. Majoros Six species of cartilaginous fish (sharks and rays) have received greater protection, with the Whale Shark, the world’s largest fish, now listed in Appendix I of the CMS. Matthew Collis, Director of International Policy at the International Fund […]

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  • Cheetah Champion: Elena

    Our Cheetah Champion for November is Maria Elena Piedra, a wonderful artist who is using her talent for good. Elena loves animals, and they are the subject of a lot of her paintings. When she heard about the work CCF was doing to save the endangered Cheetah, she decided to donate a percentage of her […]

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  • CITES COP 17

    Update on the Illegal Wildlife Cheetah Trade One Year On from CITES Conference of the Parties 17

    The cheetah faces many threats to their survival including wildlife trafficking – every year about 300 cheetah cubs are smuggled out of the Horn of Africa into the Arabian Peninsula to be sold as pets. Out of every 6 cubs trafficked from the wild, 5 will die. At the Convention of International Trade on Endangered […]

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