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Growing support from Canadians for the survival of the cheetah!

Over the past 5 years, Canadians have donated close to $425,000 to key programs run by Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia.   Our Canadian charity run solely by volunteers and is proud to be directing 98% of all donations directly to Namibia. The next 15 years are critical to the survival of the cheetah in

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]

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

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

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