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.

Charity Film Awards – CCF: Tackling the Illegal Wildlife Trade – Please vote for us!

CCF UK has been shortlisted for the 2020 Charity Film Awards. The awards celebrate the best in charity storytelling through visual media, and we have been shortlisted from over 400 applicants. The more votes we get, the more likely we are to make the finals in our category. The main focus of the film is the illegal wildlife trade and pet trade of cheetahs. The film discusses the decline of the wild cheetah population due to their popularity as pets and highlights the work that CCF does to try and save the cheetah. Please vote for us to help us raise awareness about the cheetah's story to as many people as possible.

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.

Latest Posts

  • Race for Cheetahs

    At this time of uncertainty we need something to bring us together, keep our minds active and our bodies fit and healthy. Why not join our volunteers in their race help save the cheetah! We’re inviting supporters from across the UK to take part in a national combined 100km run. You can run or walk […]

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  • Jeremy, 10, has raised over £16,000 for cheetahs with his homemade greetings cards

    One of our young ambassadors, Jeremy Lynch, has been featured in a short film about ‘Inspirational People’ due to his incredible work designing, making and selling homemade greetings cards which have raised over £16,000 for CCF UK. At just four years old, Jeremy began showing signs of being a budding entrepreneur, before honing his card […]

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