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

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

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

Dr. Marker: Coming Back to Canada, October 2017

Mark your calendar!  Dr. Laurie Marker will return to Canada on October 26th The Race to Save the Cheetah: Solutions come from Community Conservation We are pleased to announce that Dr. Laurie Marker, founder and executive director of Cheetah Conservation Fund, will be coming back to Canada this fall – this time, visiting Ottawa on

Canadians’ Support is Making a Difference at CCF Namibia

The generosity of Canadians has enabled us, in 2016 alone, to transfer $80,000 directly to CCF to support the following programs: the Cheetah Care Program, the Livestock Guarding Dog Program, the Education Program for School Children, and Future Farmers of Africa. Another way of looking at this support is as follows: Canadians supported 20% of

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

A Return to CCF Namibia: Canada’s Support

In July, our Board Chair, Carolyn Farquhar, travelled to CCF Namibia to catch up with all the great work that CCF Namibia is doing thanks to Canadian support. Donations from Canada are making a difference for three specific programs: Cheetah Care, the Livestock Guarding Dogs and the Education for young learners and farmers. Carolyn met

What Does the Future Hold for Cheetahs?

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

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 7: With all your experience, how best do you think you we can ensure we have good stewardship for the planet once the older generations pass on? Laurie:  I think we need to push government and push business to focus on this – and the people

Sharing Knowledge Around the World

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

Annual General Meeting, January 18, 2014 (via teleconference) Question 5: We know you are also working with other countries in Southern Africa to help save the cheetah.  Can you give us some examples? Laurie:  This is really important too.  The ultimate vision is to ensure that we – humans and cheetahs – can live together. 

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