Margot Raggett is the founder and producer of the Remembering Wildlife series which, through its first four books, has raised £615,000 for conservation projects. This year’s book will be Remembering Cheetahs, which will be published on 12th October and will contain a foreword by Dr Laurie Marker, Founder of CCF. Part of the profits from the book will go to CCF to help us save the cheetah. The Kickstarter campaign to fund the book runs until Sunday, 12th April and can be found here. By contributing £40 to the Kickstarter, you will get your hands on a first edition copy of the book when it is released in October. If you have missed the deadline, you can get your hands on a copy when the book is released later in the year. We will post to the blog and social media when this happens!
Margot kindly shared some of her favourite cheetah images that she has taken over the years, along with some stories about her experiences.
“I’ve always had a deep fascination with cheetahs, since I learned about them in a school, decades before I ever saw one in the wild! I think it is their elegance and fragility, along with their amazing speed, that so captures our imagination. And let’s face it, they are incredibly beautiful too! The fact that I am now able to give back to their conservation – with the help of over 60 wildlife photographer friends – through Remembering Cheetahs is wonderful. With only 7100 left in the wild, so few people realise how very endangered they are and some of the stories I’ve heard about indiscriminate killing by farmers is shocking. I hope our book will not only raise funds for wonderful projects like CCF, but also can be used to educate people as well.”