Canada’s Global Vets team from the University of Guelph: Making a World of Difference

This past summer, a team of vet students from the Ontario Vet College (University of Guelph) headed off to Thailand, South Africa and Namibia for voluntary placements working directly with animals. The team, part of OVC’s student-run Global Vets program was at Cheetah Conservation Fund Namibia for two-week placements during July and August. We caught

Cheetah Strides Fall 2017

Updates from Namibia Click here This post was authored by Dr. Laurie Marker and the CCF Staff and originally appeared on  

What’s the difference between cheetahs and other Big Cats?

By Jan Robertson,  Guest writer The difference between cheetahs and other Big Cats is, first and foremost, the cheetah is not a Big Cat, in the Latin sense of the word. Top 10 Largest Wild Cats When many people think of the genus Panthera, more commonly known as Big Cats, we think of lions, tigers,

Long before Canada was Canada,

a cousin of the modern-day cheetah roamed North America. By Jan Robertson, guest writer Although most cheetahs today live in Africa, the cheetah originated in North America. The American cheetah (Miracinonyx) is believed to have hunted pronghorn and ranged throughout North, Central and South America (San Diego Zoo, 2010). This cheetah was a little bit

Would you like to volunteer with Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada?

We really appreciate the many volunteers from across Canada who are already helping us with raising awareness of our events as well as contributing great content for our website. We could use more help:  if you’d like to help us with writing articles for our website or social media, providing graphic design services, or volunteering

Pathways Africa Conference 2018 in Namibia: ‘’Living With Wildlife’’

An important conference will take place in Windhoek, Namibia between January 8 – 11 next year: the 2018 Pathways Africa Conference and Training (Namibia). Co-hosted by Colorado State University and Cheetah Conservation Fund, in partnership with the Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia and the Namibian Nature Foundation, the conference will bring an estimated 250

Cheetah Numbers are Declining: A New Report Intensifies the Challenge

The world was alerted to the even greater urgency for saving the cheetah this past December with the release of a report entitled “Disappearing spots: The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation”. The report, co-authored by Cheetah Conservation Fund, estimated that the number of remaining adult cheetahs is just 7,100.

Canadian Team of Vet Students Going to CCF Namibia

This summer, five veterinary students from the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph will be completing a two-week volunteer veterinary placement at CCF Namibia’s cheetah research centre. The students are part of the OVC’s Global Vets which supports vet students in volunteering with animal health services in developing countries. CCF’s world-class research

Fighting the Illegal Trade: Cheetah Cub Confiscation in Somaliland

Playful Somaliland Cubs

It is estimated that 300 cheetah cubs are being smuggled through Somaliland each year, then taken by sea or air into Yemen.

4 Ways Saving Cheetahs Positively Impacts Ecosystems

By Cynthia MacNeil, Guest writer The Race to Beat Extinction Ecosystems are complex networks of plants, animals, and organisms in a given area, and include factors like weather and climate.  Each ecosystem is a community with every element playing a vital role. Apex predators (animals at the top of the food chain) such as cheetahs, have