Conservation of this last large stronghold for cheetahs in Namibia will determine if the species will survive for future generations. Because of its effectiveness and popularity, the use of an effective guarding dog in non-lethal predator management may be one of the most important components in cheetah and other large carnivore survival for the future.
For the cheetah to survive, it must have a habitat, a prey base, and a holistic approach in the farmlands incorporating land use, livestock, and wildlife. The ultimate conservation aim is to develop an appropriate method for diminishing the level of human-wildlife conflict, thus fostering a sustainable co-existence of predators (e.g. cheetah) and people.
How you can help?
Each dog costs CCF over $600 a year in care covering training, food, vaccinations and new-owner support.
Through the generosity of our donors, we have been able to provide significant funding support to CCF Namibia’s Livestock Guarding Dog Program (LGD) since 2013. Our goal is to be able to reach $50,000 in annual donations to support on-going operations and its expansion to other regions.
To help us support the Livestock Guarding Dog Program, you can make a monthly or one-time donation online, or mail us a cheque using our PDF form.