The Legend of the Cheetah and their Savior, Dr. Laurie Marker of Cheetah Conservation Fund

Excerpt taken from an editorial on the New York Social Diary website on 19th March 2020.

A century ago, there were 100,000 cheetahs in the wild. Today, there are fewer than 7,500. Namibia has about 1,500, more than any other country in Africa. Otjiwarongo, the town where Cheetah Conservation Fund is based, is known as “The Cheetah Capital of the World.”

I planned to celebrate my 65th birthday tonight on Central Park West with Dr. Laurie Marker, Dr. Jane Goodall and 50 of my nearest and dearest. Due to the coronavirus, Laurie and Jane made the wise choice to stay in Africa. Later this week Laurie and Jane were to be the first women to receive the 2020 President’s lifetime achievement award for Conservation at the annual Explorers Club dinner. It has been rescheduled for October 10th. And so it goes …

Read the full editorial on the New York Social Diary website.

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