Who we are
The mission of the Cheetah Conservation Fund UK is to increase awareness in the UK about the cheetah and the threats it faces in the wild. The funds that we raise go directly to support the work of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia and throughout Africa.
Founded in Namibia in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker, CCF is the global leader in research and the conservation of cheetahs. CCF’s mission is to be the internationally recognised centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF works with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people.
Why CCF is so important
The vast majority of wild cheetahs live outside protected areas, coming into conflict with humans that share the same landscape. There are now less than 8,000 cheetahs remaining in the wild and the cheetah is the most endangered big cat in Africa. Saving this magnificent animal from extinction requires innovative conservation methods that address the welfare of both the cheetah and human populations over large landscapes. CCF has developed a set of integrated programmes that work together to achieve this objective. CCF’s conservation programmes have effectively stabilised and increased the wild cheetah population in Namibia.
Getting to know us: 30 years of CCF
On Saturday 3rd October, CCF will hold our first-ever Virtual Celebration Benefit where you will experience the work being done by CCF field conservationists who are working in Africa. We are very excited to share the free live programme with you to enjoy throughout the day, from 1PM onwards. Please register for the event, even if […]
Cheetah Conservation Fund Hosts Rabies Awareness & Vaccination Clinic in Outjo District to Promote World Rabies DayContinue reading
OTJIWARONGO, Namibia – 26 September 2020 – On Thursday, 24 September, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) hosted a vaccination clinic at Queen Sofia, a resettlement farm in the Outjo District, to help drive awareness for World Rabies Day, which is commemorated each year on 28 September. The theme of this year’s World Rabies Day is End […]