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.
In the past three days, CCF has received 11 cheetah cubs seized from traffickers by the Somaliland government. Two were recovered in a rural area and brought to the CCF safe house where they are receiving care and proper nutrition. They seem to be doing very well. The next day, the military intercepted traffickers on […]
Cheetahs ‘could go extinct in east Africa within two years because three quarters of their cubs are being smuggled out and sold to wealthy Arab men as “status symbol” pets’ Estimated 300 wild cheetahs live in Horn of Africa, but are at risk of dying out Up to three quarters of their cubs are taken […]