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Destroying an Apex Predator Can Kill an Ecosystem

The Grey Wolf in North America and Lessons for Cheetah Survival by Jameson Bowman, guest writer When Dr. Laurie Marker first arrived in Namibia (then South West Africa) in the late 1970’s she discovered that cheetahs were viewed as vermin and hundreds were being killed every year by farmers and ranchers. Between 1980 and 1991 there

Dr Laurie Marker Issues Call to End Cheetah Poaching

MEDIA CONTACT: USA: Susan Yannetti, (202) 716-7756 [email protected] Canada: Carolyn R. Farquhar, (819) 271-8529 [email protected]   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Conservationist Dr Laurie Marker Issues Call to End Cheetah Poaching and Cheetah Trafficking While Caring for Sick, Confiscated Cubs in Somaliland HARGEISA, Somaliland (7 Sept. 2018) –Dr Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Fund

Victoria and Rachael Learning First-hand at CCF Namibia

    Seven students, who have completed their 2nd year at OVC, are doing two-week placements at CCF this summer as part of OVC’s, Global Vets program.

News from the Field: Update for Release Candidates 

3 males – Cyclone, Kamin, Elwood On 18 March 2018, our three male release candidates were released from their enclosure onto CCF property. Upon release, the three males were fed an entire red hartebeest carcass just outside the gates of the enclosure to give them one last guaranteed meal before having to rely more on

Cheetah Strides Fall 2017

Updates from Namibia Click here This post was authored by Dr. Laurie Marker and the CCF Staff and originally appeared on Cheetah.org.  

Rainbow and Aurora: Runners Extraordinaire

Now three years old, these two female cheetahs remain deeply bonded and continue to wow everyone who sees them at CCF with their beauty and their amazing speed and agility. Regular cheetah runs at CCF, where cheetahs chase the mechanized lure, are a wonderful experience for people to observe cheetah behaviour. Aurora and Rainbow are

Can you Help with Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Wishlist?

Our Board Chair, Carolyn Farquhar, will travel to CCF Namibia in July.  While volunteering there, she hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the conservation programs supported by Canadians. CCF needs donated goods to support those initiatives and their wishlist outlines items for livestock guarding and scat dogs, tracking and camera trap equipment, office supplies, and materials for the genetics lab and veterinary