Cheetah Outreach
Cheetah Outreach

Promoting the survival of the free ranging, Southern African cheetah through environmental education and delivering conservation initiatives.
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Conservation Partners
   

The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre (formerly De Wildt) was established in 1971 as a breeding programme for the endangered cheetah, and today is the only CITES-registered breeding facility in the world. In addition to breeding, the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre plays a valuable role in environmental education and conservation biology.

Cheetah Outreach supports the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre in their environmental education efforts by raising cheetah ambassadors to assist in these programmes and through sharing of environmental education resources.

Visit the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre website at http://www.dewildt.co.za for more information.

   

Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), a non-profit, non-governmental organisation, was established in Namibia in 1990 by Laurie Marker and Daniel Kraus to support cheetah conservation research and education as well as habitat protection with an ecosystem approach. Based on an 18,000 acre farm in Namibia, CCF works with livestock farming communities in order to develop ways to reduce conflict with cheetahs.

Its mission is to "secure habitats for the long-term survival of free-ranging cheetah and their ecosystems through multi-disciplined and integrated programmes of conservation, research and education" by:

  1. developing and managing long-term conservation management plans that benefit both cheetahs and farmers;
  2. monitoring movement of cheetahs on farmlands;
  3. promoting better livestock management techniques that use non-lethal predator control (Turkish Anatolian Shepherd Guard Dog);
  4. supporting multiple use of farmlands (i.e. livestock farming, ecotourism);
  5. building awareness among farmers and the general public about the role of the cheetah in Namibia through conservation education programmes;
  6. collaborating with other research institutions and conservation organisations to ensure the survival of the cheetah;
  7. conducting long-term scientific research in cheetah genetics, biology and survival.

Visit CCF's website at http://www.cheetah.org for more information.

 

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