• Cheetah could go extinct in East Africa in two years because of IWT

    Cheetahs ‘could go extinct in east Africa within two years because three quarters of their cubs are being smuggled out and sold to wealthy Arab men as “status symbol” pets’ Estimated 300 wild cheetahs live in Horn of Africa, but are at risk of dying out  Up to three quarters of their cubs are taken […]

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  • September’s featured photographer – Shannon Wild

    I’ve had the pleasure of documenting cheetahs in many countries from South Africa and Namibia to Zambia and Kenya. I have an interesting history with photographing and filming cheetah. A year after relocating to South Africa from Australia I was mauled by a ‘habituated’ cheetah while documenting it at a conservation sanctuary where I had […]

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  • The state of the cheetah today

    CCF Canada’s new video series tells the story of the cheetah, CCF, community conservation and our founder Dr Laurie Marker’s story. We’ll feature the video series on our blog so stay tuned for more episodes! The State of the Cheetah Today. There are less than 7,100 cheetahs left in the world today, split across 31 […]

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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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  • Our rescued lion finds a new home

    We recently had unexpected guests at our CCF safe house in Somaliland  – two lion cubs. These lion cubs were destined for the illegal pet trade and were on their way to being trafficked along the same route as the cheetah cubs that are all-too-frequently being brought in through the doors of our safe house. […]

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  • Richard Costin: August’s featured photographer

    By now you may have noticed the wonderful array of cheetah images across our social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. These images are the first set in a new monthly feature we will be doing on both our social media and blog, which will share the work of some of the world’s most talented wildlife […]

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  • Run for Team Cheetah!

    BEHOLD…Team Cheetah! Now we all know cheetahs are the fastest land mammal, reaching top speeds of up to 120 km/h. But, how fast can a human run? Well, the fastest recorded human ever is Usain Bolt who reached 27.8km/h in 2009. However, not all races are about speed, some are about stamina, reaching personal bests […]

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  • Volunteering at CCF – Dr Jane Galton, Chair CCF UK

    Dr Jane Galton, Trustee, CCF UK, recently travelled to the CCF cheetah safe house in Somaliland which is currently caring for over 30 cheetahs confiscated from the illegal pet trade – a number that seems to be increasing each week. Whilst at the property, Jane worked with other volunteers, including vets from our partner vet […]

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  • Twenty-nine cheetahs rescued from the illegal wildlife trade

    The illegal trade in cheetah cubs is at an all-time high, with CCF currently housing 29 rescued cheetah cubs in Somaliland, an area known as the main transit route for cheetahs trafficked out of East Africa. News 24 have reported on the issue, highlighting how the desire for exotic pets in the Middle East is […]

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  • Supporting cheetahs with a special calendar

    2020 CALENDARS ARE NOW SOLD OUT Liz and David Roberts are the owner-operators of AlyKat Images, a family run company based in the south west of England. These amazing CCF UK supporters have recently launched their 2020 cheetah calendar, from which 100% of the profits will go towards supporting our charity. Get your hands on one […]

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