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.

Latest Posts

  • International Cheetah Day

    International Cheetah Day 2019 – Message from Dr. Laurie Marker

    Happy International Cheetah Day!! It’s the 4th of December and its ‘Our’ day!!!! Please watch this short video. Thanks for all your support for helping making a future for the Cheetah. This is our 9th International Cheetah Day and we have had activity around the world – spreading awareness with many activities celebrating Cheetahs!!! CCF […]

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  • Don’t Send Me A Card – Jeremy’s story

    Don’t Send Me A Card is an online platform that allows users to send charity e-cards, helping them to beat the Christmas post frenzy and support their favourite charities at the same time. This festive season, why not support CCF UK by sending your loved ones a cheetah themed e-card? Check out our selection on […]

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