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.

Tour de Cheetah

We are launching ‘Tour de Cheetah’ from 3rd – 12th July, with the aim of raising £2,000 from our UK community to go towards our vital work in Somaliland caring for rescued cubs.  So why not jump on your bike, helping us achieve our combined target of 2,000 km in 10 days and save the lives of these beautiful, vulnerable cheetah cubs? To register your interest and get your paws on a free limited edition cycle t-shirt (first come first served) please email cycle@cheetah.org.uk

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

Latest Posts

  • Resident cheetah 
‘Smartman’ is taken to Windhoek for an MRI

    In response to ongoing neurological problems manifesting in a resident cheetah at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) Centre, the CCF veterinary team brought Ndunge, also known as ‘Smartman’, to Windhoek for an MRI on Friday, 7 August. The purpose of the medical scan was to help diagnose the cat’s condition, so the CCF team can […]

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  • Lily Cheetah Ambassador

    Young Ambassador: Lily

    Lily’s obsession with cats began when we adopted our rescue cat two years ago. Since then her love for Cheetahs has developed and for her birthday this year, she decided that she would like to sponsor a cheetah. She’s spent many hours watching and learning about them and decided she’d like to do more than […]

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