CCF UK Newsletter: Spring 2018

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 tigers, lions to lynx, this global event aims to highlight the challenges facing the world’s big cats and to galvanize support for the many global and national actions that are underway to save these iconic species.

It’s estimated that less than 7,500 cheetahs remain in the wild; tiger populations have plummeted by 95% and African lion populations have dropped by 40% in the last 20 years.  We can all get involved and make a difference to their future and CCF UK will be celebrating the day to champion the cheetah and the important efforts to save the species in the wild; so keep your eye on our website and social media for updates!


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World Wildlife Day on 3 March


Become a Young Ambassador and help protect cheetahs!

Want to help cheetahs, but perhaps you think you’re too young? Think again! CCF UK has a growing number of Young Ambassadors, and if you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than Felecia and Oliver, who aged just eight-years-old have raised money through bake sales to help CCF protect the cheetah.

Felecia said, “It is sad that the cheetahs will be extinct in 20 years if we don’t look after them. We want to see people thinking about how they treat the world. We want people to help the cheetahs and all animals to survive.” Read more…

Natural World Hero – Dr Laurie Marker
This month Natural World Safaris has interviewed our founder, Dr Laurie Marker as part of their Natural World Hero series. It’s a wonderful feature and we hope it will inspire new supporters of CCF and its programs.  Read more …

Stylist – A day in the life of a cheetah conservationist
The team at have interviewed our founder, Dr Laurie Marker to find out what it’s like to be a cheetah conservationist. Laurie walks the Stylist journalists through what a typical day might hold for her at our CCF HQ in Namibia. Read more…

Save the date: Meet CCF’s Patrons at Bradt’s Big Cat festival 
If you missed CCF’s international Royal Patron, HRH Princess Michael of Kent’s book launch last October, there is another chance to hear her speak at the forthcoming Big Cat festival, hosted by Bradt Travel Guides at the Royal Geographical Society, 20 May. We’re also delighted to confirm CCF UK’s patrons Jonathan and Angie Scott, both world-renowned wildlife photographers and film-makers will also be joining the festival together with other guests from the world of conservation. Further details and tickets will be available soon – for now, put the date in your diary as this is an event you don’t want to miss.

Our International Royal Patron, HRH Princess Michael of Kent 

Active in wildlife conservation all her life, we were delighted when HRH Princess Michael of Kent became CCF’s international Royal Patron.

In October 2017 CCF UK helped her launch her book, ‘A Cheetah’s Tale‘ and it was after such an event that she met with our founder, Dr Laurie Marker, where she candidly gave her views on the many issues cheetahs face today – a conversation which was later covered in The Huffington Post. Read more

Running the Brighton Marathon for CCF UK as a Cheetah!

We are proud to announce Amelia, one of our CCF UK team members, has signed up to run Brighton’s Marathon on 15 April to raise funds for CCF UK.

As if squeezing in the training around her busy job as a vet wasn’t enough, she’s also trialling the best skin paints that can cope with all weathers as she’ll be running painted head to toe in cheetah spots!

We know she’ll do an amazing job and couldn’t be prouder of her commitment to cheetahs and their cause and if you’re in Brighton for the Marathon, come and cheer her on – we know she’ll welcome the support! For more about Amelia’s challenge, or make a donation, visit her funding page.

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