We raised awareness in Canada about the plight of cheetahs
Hosted Dr. Laurie Marker for a range of meetings and roundtables in Vancouver, Toronto (twice), London, Ottawa, reaching close to 600 Canadians.
Presented to school students about conservation and the need to save the cheetah – reaching 200 school kids
Ninety birthday parties were hosted by young children and their parents across Canada, in support of the cheetah’s survival.
Engaged corporate and family foundations in supporting Canada-supported programs of CCF.
Grew our social media base to 3,300 followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn
Extended interview on CBC’s The Current with Dr. Marker in 2014 and Toronto Star feature in 2015.
Annual awareness/fundraising booth at Toronto Zoo, Parc Safari
We raised funds to send to Namibia (98% of funds were forwarded)
Increased our annual programs support from $35,000/year to $115,000/year for a total of $424,920
Funded school outreach in Namibia (10,700 children of 48,000 school children reached by CCF Namibia) focused on cheetah behaviour, ecology and how people can help conserve the cheetah.
Workshops designed to help improve farmers’ livelihoods covered kill identification demonstration with educational material providing fundamental information on predators and methods of reducing stock losses. Canadian support ensured close to 4,000 farmers at tradeshows, workshops and other venues were reached.
Under the livestock guarding dog program, we supported about 45 dogs per year including their care from birth, their training, farm inspections, dog placement and responding to farmers’ inquiries about human-wildlife conflict in the region.
Cheetah care and handling of Rainbow and Aurora, two of the orphaned cheetahs at CCF Namibia’s sanctuary.