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Dog dream job: Scat detection in cheetah conservation

by Meredith Hanel, guest writer “Ewww, leave it!” Dogs love sniffing stinky things and most dog owners don’t reward their dogs for finding poop from other animals. Dog handlers at Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) do just that. Sniffing for scat from cheetahs and other animals in their habitat is one of two job types for dogs

It Takes a Village: Cheetah Conservation and Land Management

by Jameson Bowman, guest writer Cheetahs live in low densities over vast areas. On average, male cheetahs require 800 square miles – an area larger than Toronto – and need abundant wildlife. Throughout Africa, protected land is limited and cheetahs roam onto private lands.  Due to their unique needs, cheetahs require an alternative method for conservation.

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.  

Our New GivingCare Program

Dear Cheetah Fans: I’m so pleased to announce a new program – GivingCare – that makes it easier for you to support the work done by Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia. Our goal is to save orphaned or injured cheetahs, and to help raise the puppies and dogs that are part of CCF’s Livestock Guarding Dog Program. You

Calling on Canadians to Support the Livestock Guarding Dog Program

For farmers in Namibia (and elsewhere in Africa), potential loss of livestock to cheetah or other predators is an economic and emotional issue, as their livelihoods depend on the success of their livestock and wild game enterprises. While many Namibian farmers are very respectful of nature and tolerate a certain level of loss, some resort

A Q&A Session with Dr. Laurie Marker

During our recent Annual General Meeting, we were very pleased to have Dr. Laurie Marker and Dr. Bruce Brewer of Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia join us on the conference call. We took the opportunity to reconnect with them and ask about life on the front-line of cheetah conservation. Our Top 10 Questions: We know that this is the