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The Year of the Livestock Guarding Dog Coming to a Close

Marking twenty-five years of success for farmers and cheetahs! by Meredith Hanel, guest writer As eighty percent of cheetahs in Namibia share land with farmers, there are bound to be conflicts. When Laurie Marker arrived in the late eighties, she talked to farmers and learned they viewed killing cheetahs and other predators as necessary to protect

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