Canadian Vet Students Pursue their Passion

By Alex Geduld-Boucher, Student Veterinarian, Class of 2021, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph The airplane wheels touched down on the Namibian runway, and slowly came to a halt. Andrew Bush and I disembarked from the small aircraft to see, somewhat surprisingly, the scale of the international airport in Windhoek. After spending 4 weeks travelling through South Africa

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

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

A Canadian Company Helps CCF Make a Difference

There are good reasons for companies and wildlife conservation organizations to work together to accomplish shared goals. B2Gold, a medium-sized Canadian mining company, is supporting conservation projects led by CCF. The results of this partnership are helping both organizations gain better understanding of the state of biodiversity and prevalence of wildlife in their surrounding lands,

Focusing the World on the Illegal Pet Trade

The illegal pet trade has become a growing threat to cheetahs in the wild. While their skin and bones have been trafficked for traditional medicine and fashion, the trafficking of very young cheetah as pets has become disturbingly prevalent. CCF estimates that approximately 300 cheetahs are smuggled out annually from northeast Africa to become someone’s

Change for Cheetahs

  This brother and sister duo share a love of cheetahs and a desire to get involved to help preserve the species. We first got in touch with Mazen in 2013 when he held a cheetah-themed birthday party to celebrate his 8th birthday.  In lieu of gifts, Mazen raised funds for cheetah conservation using the innovative

Rebuilding the CCF Visitor Centre

Dr. Laurie Marker in London Ontario, conservationist and world renowned cheetah expert.

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 1: I read that the CCF Visitor Centre recently burned down. Can you tell us about any plans to rebuild? Bruce: It was definitely a sad occurrence in the history of CCF. Thankfully, our staff reacted instantly and a lot of material was saved; most importantly

Press Release- October 11 2013

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:    Liz Georges, Communications Coordinator, [email protected], (703) 402-5354 Kim Atkinson, Communications Canada [email protected], 519-697-9512 Dr. Laurie Marker, Leading Cheetah Expert and Innovative Conservationist, Visits Toronto October 15-16 2013 October 11, 2013 (Toronto ON) — Dr. Laurie Marker, founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), will be making public

ICCF Honours Dr. Laurie Marker with the Prestigious “Good Steward” Award`

Dr. Laurie Marker of Cheetah Conservation Fund has been honoured with the Prestigious “Good Steward” Award by International Conservation Caucus Foundation (ICCF) on September 18, 2013, at ICCF’s 2013 U.S. Congressional International Conservation Gala at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, DC. Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and one