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

  • CNN: The ultra-rich are illegally buying cheetahs as pets and it’s leading to their extinction

    Hargeisa, Somaliland (CNN)Three tiny balls of fur huddle together for warmth inside a cardboard box. The baby cheetahs are just a few weeks old, but they’ve had a traumatic start to life. A smuggler was attempting to spirit the cubs out of Somaliland, a breakaway state from Somalia, when he was caught red-handed by the […]

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  • A disappointing result for cheetahs at COP18

     Dr. Laurie Marker, Cheetah Conservation Fund’s (CCF) Founder and Executive Director, traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, to rally government and NGO support for decisions impacting the cheetah at the triennial World Wildlife Conference August 17 – 28, 2019. Known formally as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) CoP18, […]

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