Changing Attitudes

Living with predators in Africa and North America by Meredith Hanel, Guest writer Canadians are proud of our wild animals, especially predators like bears, cougars and wolves. But that’s easier for urbanites who don’t have to worry about meeting them on their home turf. For many Canadian farmers it is a challenge to protect their

Connecting the dots

Canada and The Cheetah Human-animal conflict and what it means for the future of species both in Africa and Canada. by Jameson Bowman, Guest writer For most North Americans, Africa conjures up images of wild untamed lands, filled with abundant wildlife and unique cultural groups; this perception is relatively accurate. Africa contains 45% of the

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,

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.

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

Restoring Biodiversity through Economic Opportunities: Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Work in Namibia

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Learn why Namibia is an ideal location to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of biomass energy solutions that meet industrial needs.