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Children are stepping up!

We are so please when we receive letters, e-mails and pictures from Canadian children letting us now about their passion for the cheetah.  Many of them have celebrated their birthday in honour of the cheetah and raised money for the cause.  We encourage children to be advocates in their schools and explain to their classmates

Dream comes true!

by Marializ, a long time supporter from British Columbia We recently enjoyed an overnight stay at CCF Namibia. Being cheetah fans and supporters of the cause to save them, spending time at the centre was the realization of a dream. It was also a pleasure and a privilege that helped us understand the true meaning

What is the Key to Cheetah Cubs’ Survival?

Cheetah cubs need to be with their mother until they are fully grown to survive as adults! by Jameson Bowman, guest writer Female cheetahs are solitary creatures where males and females only coming together to mate. When a female and male mate, they spend 2-3 days copulating multiple times. Once impregnated, the female returns to her solitary

Why is the Cheetah Threatened? What are the Solutions?

Learn more about the threats, importance of saving the cheetah and some solutions supported by Canadians.  

Cheetah Diplomacy: the race to save the world’s fastest cat.

For non-member of the Rideau Club, you need to indicate that you would like to attend event for Dr. Laurie Marker on April 17th sponsored by Rideau Club member Robert Peck. SOLD OUT [email protected]

Opportunity to join Dr. Laurie Marker for Dinner

This event will take place at a restaurant in Ottawa.  Once we know the number of people interested we will confirm the venue.  It is meant to be an informal gathering allowing people to talk to Laurie and converse over dinner.  Laurie will provide some updates of the activities taking place to save the cheetah.

The spotted, the spotless, the stripes and the blotched

by Meredith Hanel, Guest writer When we think of spotted animals, cheetahs are probably one of the first to come to mind. This defining feature is in the name cheetah, thought to be derived from the Hindu word chita for “spotted one”. Cheetahs have about 2000 spots and each has a unique pattern that can be

Cheetah Champions Come in All Sizes!

This past fall, 25 very young pupils at Penhorn Preschool, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, decided that they could help save the cheetah in the wild. When they learned from two of their classmates, Ben and Charlotte Gal, that the cheetah is endangered, they quickly got to work to raise money to help Cheetah Conservation Fund in its mission

Guardians of the Cheetah and Planet Earth

by Meredith Hanel, Guest writer Somewhere in Namibia a mother cheetah is hungry. In order to hunt and provide for herself and her family she will face many challenges. Cubs are easy prey for lions and hyenas. For safety, she will keep herself at least 100 metres away from lions at all times. She locks onto

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