A Q&A Session with Dr. Laurie Marker

During our recent Annual General Meeting, we were very pleased to have Dr. Laurie Marker and Dr. Bruce Brewer of Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia join us on the conference call. We took the opportunity to reconnect with them and ask about life on the front-line of cheetah conservation. Our Top 10 Questions: We know that this is the

What Does the Future Hold for Cheetahs?

Dr. Laurie Marker in London Ontario, conservationist and world renowned cheetah expert.

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 7: With all your experience, how best do you think you we can ensure we have good stewardship for the planet once the older generations pass on? Laurie:  I think we need to push government and push business to focus on this – and the people

Reducing Predation of Livestock in Canada

Dr. Laurie Marker in London Ontario, conservationist and world renowned cheetah expert.

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 6: Farmers in Canada have issues with wolves and coyotes attacking their  livestock  — what insights and practices from CCF’s work would help them? Laurie:  Well, globally I think that humans can live with predators through good livestock practices.  I would go so far as to

Sharing Knowledge Around the World

Dr. Laurie Marker in London Ontario, conservationist and world renowned cheetah expert.

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 5: We know you are also working with other countries in Southern Africa to help save the cheetah.  Can you give us some examples? Laurie:  This is really important too.  The ultimate vision is to ensure that we – humans and cheetahs – can live together. 

How Can Canadians Relate?

Dr. Laurie Marker in London Ontario, conservationist and world renowned cheetah expert.

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 4: Sadly, we only have cheetahs in Canada in zoos or safari park settings.  What’s the most compelling story for Canadians to help them understand why saving the cheetah is so important? Laurie:  As I often say, “Save the cheetah, change the world.”  Saving the cheetah

Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada – AGM Q&A Session

QA with Dr. Laurie Marker and Dr. Bruce Brewer

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014  (via teleconference) Dr. Laurie Marker: It is a pleasure to be with all of you on the call tonight.  It is presently 7:15 pm here on a Saturday night, and we have thunder and lightning in the background with the potential of a storm.  Heavy rains at Christmas, after

Benefits to Otjiwarongo Communities

Dr. Laurie Marker in London Ontario, conservationist and world renowned cheetah expert.

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 3: How are the local communities around Otjiwarongo benefiting from all the work that you are doing on the ground in Namibia? Laurie: To give you a sense of the massive scope we’re involved with…we are attempting to protect and further develop 4 million acres in

Rebuilding the CCF Visitor Centre

Dr. Laurie Marker in London Ontario, conservationist and world renowned cheetah expert.

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 1: I read that the CCF Visitor Centre recently burned down. Can you tell us about any plans to rebuild? Bruce: It was definitely a sad occurrence in the history of CCF. Thankfully, our staff reacted instantly and a lot of material was saved; most importantly

Cheetahs in Care

Dr. Laurie Marker in London Ontario, conservationist and world renowned cheetah expert.

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 2: How many cheetahs are under your care at the moment and how many will you be able to release in the future? Laurie:  We presently have 44 cheetahs in our care. Unfortunately, we lost a cheetah named Shadow just yesterday (January 17th, 2014) and although