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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

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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

Changing Attitudes

Living with predators in Africa and North America by Meredith Hanel, Guest writer Canadians are proud of our wild animals, especially predators like bears, cougars and wolves. But that’s easier for urbanites who don’t have to worry about meeting them on their home turf. For many Canadian farmers it is a challenge to protect their

Connecting the dots

Canada and The Cheetah Human-animal conflict and what it means for the future of species both in Africa and Canada. by Jameson Bowman, Guest writer For most North Americans, Africa conjures up images of wild untamed lands, filled with abundant wildlife and unique cultural groups; this perception is relatively accurate. Africa contains 45% of the

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.

Canadians for Cheetahs!

Saving the cheetah is very important to Canadians across our big country. In British Columbia, Marializ is one of our generous supporters. Her passion for cheetahs is matched by her commitment to helping ensure that they are protected from extinction. Marializ says that she was “drawn to cheetahs, with their physicality, power and speed, while

Breeding cheetahs is hard

by Meredith Hanel, Guest writer   Habitat loss, human-wildlife conflict and poaching have brought today’s cheetah population down to a mere 7100 individuals. As the cheetah races towards extinction, wild cheetah conservation efforts and captive breeding programs race together to save them. Research on captive cheetahs gives insights for protecting wild cheetahs. Boosting wild populations

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

Update From the Field – Rainbow

Rainbow continues to live here at CCF with her fellow group of females (Harry, Hermione and Aurora) and resident male Romeo (who very much lives up to his name!). She is now 6 years old and is as bouncy as ever! A farmer near Otjiwarongo found Rainbow on the side of a road and decided