Cheetah Diplomacy – a requirement for conservation to succeed

by Meredith Hanel, guest writer (based on presentation delivered by Dr. Laurie Marker, April 17, 2019, Ottawa) “Saving the cheetah isn’t just about saying, aren’t you pretty and you should live, it’s making a world for the cheetah”, said Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), as she concluded her

The Cheetah Inner Ear is Built to Handle Speed

by Meredith Hanel, guest writer When we think of cheetah adaptations, we think of a body built for speed: slim body, long legs and a flexible spine that allows them to extend their stride. With cheetahs reaching speeds as fast as 110 km/hr, speed could be a liability if it wasn’t for special adaptations that

2018 IMPACT Report

Just off the press – see CCF Namibia 2018 Annual Report. Canadians contributed to CCF Namibia close to $120,000 toward four programs: the livestock guarding dog program, cheetah care and education for farmers and future conservationists. We also had two generous donors who paid for the construction of a dorm at CCF Centre to accommodate

CHEETAH TRAFFICKING CRISIS IN HORN OF AFRICA

For Immediate Release CHEETAH CONSERVATION FUND WARNS CHEETAH TRAFFICKING CRISIS IN HORN OF AFRICA REACHING EPIDEMIC STATUS WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2019) – With 23 cubs intercepted from the illegal wildlife trade now under its care at its temporary shelter in Hargeisa, Somaliland, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) warns the growing cheetah poaching crisis in the Horn of Africa

Cheetahs need to run regularly

To ensure CCF non-releasable cheetahs get the exercise that they need , CCF runs them regularly using a mechanical lure system. It’s very important for their physical and mental health. This video is a compilation of clips from Brigitte Petraz, volunteer in France, shot during her visits to CCF since 2010.  The video was edited

Children are stepping up!

We are so please when we receive letters, e-mails and pictures from Canadian children letting us now about their passion for the cheetah.  Many of them have celebrated their birthday in honour of the cheetah and raised money for the cause.  We encourage children to be advocates in their schools and explain to their classmates