• Cheetahs Illegal Wildlife Trade

    6 Cheetah Cubs Rescued from Illegal Wildlife Trade

    Our team in Hargeisa has had very little sleep in the last five days. On Saturday morning they were asked to join the Somaliland Wildlife Director to a remote village on the coast. The Coast Guard had confiscated six cheetah cubs of different ages destined for the illegal pet trade. It was a very long […]

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  • Naming Livestock Guarding Puppies

    Repet, one of our Livestock Guarding breeding dogs gave birth to a litter of puppies on 30 July 2018. Two of these have been named after two amazing fundraisers, Rosa and Max, who  between them have raised over £11.5K for CCFUK. These puppies will remain with their mother for 3 months, also in the company […]

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  • Cheetah Champion Sara

    Young Ambassador Sara Shares Update on Cheetah Painting she Commissioned

    A few months ago, I got in contact with a painter named Helle Borg Hansen, who offered to paint me a painting of the cheetah that was named after me at See Park Safari Zoo. The plan was to offer the painting as a prize for a raffle and raise a lot of money for […]

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  • Cheetah Champion: Noreen

    The Messier Side of Cheetah Conservation Our Cheetah Champion for August, Noreen Mutoro, Msc, is an Assistant Scientist at Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK), a partner of CCF and co-founded by Dr. Laurie Marker. Noreen completed her Master of Science in Biology and Ecosystem Management from the University of Nairobi in 2015. The focus […]

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  • CCF’s Next Generation of Scat Detection Dogs

    Trained scat-sniffing dogs help CCF Ecologists find cheetah scat in the field. DNA is then extracted in the certified genetics laboratory at CCF Headquarters in Namibia to identify individual cheetahs and understand cheetah population structure. Several months ago, we received four Malinois puppies from one of our local CCF friends. Quinten, CCF’s previous dog trainer, […]

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  • Mary Ack, co-founder of Action for Cheetahs

    Cheetah Champion: Mary

    Mary Wykstra, co-founder of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK), is our Cheetah Champion for July. Pictured with ACK field officers Jimmy Muli (in Salama) and below with Kivoi Letongoine and youth (in Samburu). I grew up in a small village in central Michigan. Although I always loved animals, I never knew where this passion […]

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  • Cheetah Champion Jeremy – Costa Cheetah Cards

    Eight year old Jeremy Lynch makes greeting cards every night for his not-for-profit ‘Cards 4 Cheetahs’. He gives all of his earnings to his favourite animal, the cheetah, via CCF. With his sister Luci, he sells his cards on the street during festivals, at church bazaars, and door-to-door. He recently had the idea that it […]

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  • How Family Planning can Help Save the Cheetah

    A cheetah in open savanna in Kenya. Photo by: Andrey Naumov / CC BY-NC-ND LONDON — Conservationists and development practitioners may not have always seen eye to eye, but a new partnership between a cheetah conservation charity and a network of reproductive health NGOs is making the case for why these groups need to work more closely together. […]

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  • Thomas Winward

    Cheetah Champion: Thomas

    June Cheetah Champion: Thomas Winward, video producer I couldn’t tell you if it was the long family walks in the woods, pond dipping at school, or David Attenborough’s enrapturing documentaries that kick-started my love of wildlife, but I’m grateful for all of them. Conservation of our natural environment has been a huge part of my […]

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  • Big Cat Festival 2018

    CCF UK at Bradt’s Big Cat Festival

    On 20th May 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society, Bradt Guides held a much-anticipated event. Wildlife fanatics came from far and wide to see big names like Jonathan Scott of BBC Big Cat Diary fame. A highlight among the day’s star-studded line up was the Royal Patron of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, HRH Princess Michael […]

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