We are pleased to share a new eight-part video series that we’ll be dropping on a weekly basis starting September 1, 2019.
This series shares the “big picture” of Cheetah Conservation Fund. You’ll hear directly from Dr. Laurie Marker about her goal of saving the cheetah from extinction, how CCF started and how “all the pieces” fit together. Dr. Laurie shares with us many of the accomplishments as well as helping us understand the work that still needs to be done to protect this amazing animal.
This week’s featured video is “Laurie’s Journey ” (5:52 min)
In 2015, Dr. Marker was recognized with an Eleanor Roosevelt Val-Kill Medal Award, an E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award, and the Ulysses S. Seal Award for Innovation in Conservation. She was also awarded the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (2010), The Tech Museum of Innovation’s Intel Environmental Prize (2008), and is a two-time finalist for the prestigious Indianapolis Prize. She was named a Hero for the Planet by TIME Magazine and has been featured in Smithsonian, National Geographic, Discover and The New York Times.
The series was put together by a talented Canadian team, including Jeff Young (videographer), Daniel Green (Film portfolio) (cinematographer) and Marie-Claude Erian and Christine Broughton, CCF/Canada board members. The interview sections with Laurie took place during her recent visit to Canada.