Wish list

Sometimes the thing we need the most isn’t money, but things!

Cheetah Conservation Fund’s International Research and Education Centre is three hours north of Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, and is miles away from the nearest town. Because of its remote location, there are often items of equipment that are difficult for us to get here. Some of them are highly technical, sophisticated items like satellite tracking collars. Some are very simple things like gauze pads.

How you can help

  • Buy an item from our wishlist and ship it to us.
  • Donate the money necessary to purchase an item from our wishlist.
  • If you are traveling to CCF in Namibia, offer to carry wishlist items with you.

Donating and shipping information

  • You can either ship it to Namibia, or ship it to our US office. Buying the item and paying for shipment to Namibia saves us a lot of money and gets us the necessary item quickly.
  • Avoid donating used equipment unless you’ve emailed us first. Sometime the cost of shipping and customs outweighs the usefulness of an item that is not at its full lifespan.
  • US Taxpayers may get a tax credit for their “in kind” donation. Please email us at info@cheetah.org if you want more information.
  • Make sure you write Donation on your package.
  • Calculate your shipping costs before you purchase an item. Use the following postal addresses:

Namibia – Postal Address (Preferred):
Cheetah Conservation Fund
P O Box 1755
Otjiwarongo, Namibia

Namibia – Courier Shipments:
Cheetah Conservation Fund
c/o CCF Bush (Pty) Ltd.
Hatting Street
Otjiwarongo
Namibia
Tel: +264 (0)67-30 4806

US Office
Cheetah Conservation Fund
2210 Mt. Vernon Avenue Second Floor
Alexandria, VA  22301

Note: Items with a * are our top priority items.

  • Digital Camera Traps –email us for preferred make and models.*
  • Satellite/GPS collars/radio to monitor cheetahs that are being released from captivity (must be ordered by CCF in order to request the correct settings; for a total or partial donation please donate money: cost US$5000 per unit).*
  • GPS hand-held systems such as Garmin E-Trex GPS + accessories, e.g. download cable and software*
  • Rangefinder x 2 (e.g., Bushnell)*
  • Small mammal live traps (Shermann at www.forestry-suppliers.com)*
  • NiMH rechargeable or Lithium AA batteries - not alkaline*
  • 8Gb (or larger) SDHC memory cards*
  • External drives between 5-10 TB for media storage*
  • Blank DVDs (cases not needed)*
  • Software (for computer or PDA) or Books: Animal identification guides. Examples: The mammals of Southern Africa by RHN Smithers; The mammal guide of Southern Africa by B Cillié; Robertson’s bird media CD, Sourthern Africa; Tracks and signs.
  • Microscope
  • Binoculars and binoculars for night vision
  • Dental cast for paw imprints
  • Weather station, both portable (Kestrel at www.nkhome.com) and fixed
  • Canvas tent x 2
  • Portable hanging scale.
  • Tarpaulin
  • Compasses
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Microphones x 2 (directional model)
  • Access to journals – Please inquire with us
  • SD memory card reader (any model) x 2
  • Blank DVDs
  • USB memory sticks (at least 2Gb)
  • Tools for maintenance, e.g. gardening gloves x 5, sheers x 2, secateurs x 2.
  • Laptop computers x 5
  • Cartridges for DYMO Letratag Labeler  12mmx4m / ½”x13’ Black print on White (preferred) or any other
  • Duracell Plus and re-chargeable AA batteries
  • Disposable Big Bag Fly Trap and W.H.Y. Trap for wasps, etc. (see www.rescue.com -they work great)
  • 36 exposure ASA200 camera film
  • Digital cameras 
  • First Aid kits
  • Compasses
  • Computers
  • New books: on conservation, ecology, environmental education, research and biology (for our library)
  • Wire file racks
  • Photo frames (with plastic, not glass)
  • Flashlights/torches
  • Weatherproof locks (combination and padlock)

Printer cartridges

  • Toner Cartridge 109 for Samsung SCX-4300 Laser Printer*
  • HP78 (color) for deskjet 1220C*
  • HP920XL (all colors) for HP Officejet 6000  (also need regular-sized cartridges)*
  • Brother TN 3170 or TN 3130 black laser toner
  • HP #920XL (Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow) for HP Officejet 6000.
  • HP # 78 (color) for deskjet 1220C
  • Canon FX10 laser toner
  • HP135 Tri-color inkjet
  • HP 940 Officejet black, magenta, cyan and yellow in cartridges
  • HP94 black ink cartridges

Various office supplies

  • Staplers 
  • Pens (not pencils)
  • Sharpies
  • Rulers
  • White out
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Clipboards to fit A4
  • Lever arch files
  • Notepads & notebooks
  • Pencils
  • Pentel mechanical pencil to fit o.5mm pencil refills
  • Rubber bands
  • Post-its

General

  • scale (up to 100 – 200 g)
  • 2 ml centrifuge tubes
  • 2 ml screwcap tubes
  • Molecular and population genetics manuals/textbooks
  • 0.2 ml tubes (single or strips)
  • 0.5 ml, 1.5 ml centrifuge tubes
  • 96 well plates
  • adhesive plate covers for 96 well plates (transparent or alufoil)
  • 15 ml, 50 ml conical tubes
  • storage boxes for 0.5 ml, 2 ml, 15 ml tubes
  • racks for 0.5 ml, 2 ml, 15 ml tubes
  • thermoracks
  • tips for p10, p 20, p100, p200, p1000 (with and without filters, in racks or in bags)
  • scalpels / scalpel blades
  • gloves: S/L/M

Chemicals

  • TAE or TBE, concentrated (10 to 50x if possible)

Genetic Reagents

  • DNA extraction kits: Qiagen, QIAamp DNA Stool EXO-SAP for cleaning of PCR reactions
  • BigDye Terminator and its buffer

Big Items

  • Bench Autoclave with internal cavity at least 190mm tall x 130mm x 130mm
  • Scale (up to 100 – 200 g)
  • Plate spinner
  • Multichannel pipettemen
  • Repeat pipettemen
  • Micro centrifuge (+/- 2000 US$)
  • Nanodrop
  • UV hood / PCR work station

Larger Items

  • Sharn Veterinary Inc. blood pressure cuff Model SV6
  • Sharn Veterinary Inc. blood pressure cuff Model SV7
  • Sharn Veterinary Inc. blood pressure cuff Model SV9
  • Ultra low freezer(s)
  • Gas sterilization unit
  • Autoclave (large size)
  • Tonography pen
  • iStat cartridges Chem8+

Laboratory Items

  • MacMaster Slide for parasitology counts (2 x chamber)
  • Plastic cover slips 22mm x 22mm (e.g. Fisher Scientific brand)
  • Nylon stockings (support / compression stockings) can be previously used.
  • Microhaematocrit tubes, untreated glass (40mm length)
  • Quick stain reagent
  • 2 and 4ml cryotubes
  • Hemocytometer
  • Non sterile gloves (S, M, L)

Clinic Supplies

  • ISO Transponders /microchips (Home Again, Virbac or Trovan)
  • Transponder reader (Virbac or Trovan)
  • Vet 9 urine reagent test strips
  • Cordless electric clippers (Oster brand with blade #40)
  • Canine pregnancy tests for detection of Relaxin (e.g. Witness Relaxin by Synbiotics)
  • Canine vaccinations (DHAPP) for livestock guarding dogs
  • Rabies vaccine (Rabisin) for livestock guarding dogs and cheetahs
  • Feline vaccines (CPR) killed virus for cheetahs
  • Intravenous catheters (20G and 22G)
  • 18G, 20G, 22G needles (1 inch length)
  • 1ml, 3ml, 5ml syringes (luer lock and luer slip)
  • gauze swabs (e.g. 100 x 100mm)
  • Sterile gauze squares
  • Autopsy knife
  • Pole syringe

Reproductive Supplies

  • Cryodiluents
  • Cryosleeves
  • Semen extender (HAMS F-10)
  • Antibiotic for semen extender
  • Cryotubes (2ml)
  • Sperm collection tubes
  • Test yolk buffer

Darting Equipment

  • Non-threaded 16g CO2 cartridges for DanInject Dart Gun
  • 3 mL and 1.5mL Daninject darts
  • CO2 cartridges
  • Biopsy darts
  • Ayres T-piece anaesthetic circuit for small animal surgery
  • IV drip and extension sets
  • T-ports or catheter caps with a rubber port
  • Sterile size 6.5 surgical gloves
  • PDS or similar generic monofilament suture sizes 0; 2/0; 3/0
  • Re-breathing bags size 0.5L, 1L and 3 L
  • Anesthetic masks
  • F/Air anesthetic scavenger canisters
  • Huck towels (blue surgical hand towels)
  • Mayo-Hagar needle holders
  • Scalpel handles size 3
  • Tissue forceps (non rat-tooth)

Dental Equipment

  • Implant Motor
  • Digital intra oral sensor

Injectable Drugs (Anaesthetic and Emergency)

  • Medetomidine (Domitor, Dexdomitor) – Pfizer
  • Atipamezole (Antisedan)
  • Butorphanol 50 mg/ml
  • Large animal Atropine
  • Small animal Atropine
  • Dopram
  • Dobutamine
  • Heparin

Drugs (General)

  • Arthrimed 90’s (a nutraceutical)
  • Omega 3 capsules (either 500mg or 1000mg capsules)
  • Vitamin E capsules (1000 IU)
  • Glucosamine 500mg/Chondroitin 400mg capsules
  • Generic Aluminum Hydroxide Dried Gel Powder [phosphate binder] (PCCA; Spectrum and Gallipot producers)
  • Vitamin E and Selenium large animal injectable

Antibiotics

  • Baytril; injectable 22.7 mg/mL and 100mg/mL (Bayer)
  • Baytril oral tablets 50 or 68mg, 136 or 150 mg (Bayer)
  • Convenia; injectable (Pfizer)
  • Cephalexin; capsules 250mg or 500mg (generic)
  • Amoxicillin / Clavulanic acid (Clavamox/Synulox): tablets 250mg, 375mg (Pfizer or generic)
  • Metronidazole tablets 250mg or 500mg
  • Exceed (Ceftiofur) injectable long-acting (Pfizer)
  • Naxel (Ceftiofur) injectable long-acting (Pfizer)
  • Synulox RTU (Amoxicillin/clavulanic acid) injectable 100ml bottle
  • Nuflor (Florfenicol) injectable long-acting

Pain Medications/NSAIDS

  • Meloxicam oral 1.5 mg/mL
  • Meloxicam injectable 5mg/mL
  • Meloxicam injectable 20 mg/ml
  • Meloxicam oral tablets (Mobic or generic)
  • Phenylbutazone equine paste or tablets (flavored)
  • Tramadol 50mg or 100mg tablets
  • Dexamethasone SP injectable 4mg/mL or 2mg/mL
  • Depomedrol (Methyl prednisolone) injectable 20mg/mL or 40mg/mL
  • Buprenorphine (Buprenex/Temgesic) injectable
  • Lignocaine/Lidocaine injectable (1% ONLY)
  • DMSO cream / ointment / gel

Antiparaciticides

  • Strongid (pyrantel) oral liquid
  • Ultra-Boss Pour-On ectoparasite prevention – Schering Plough
  • Interceptor/ Sentinel (180 doses for 1 year) – Novartisr
  • Advocate topical – Bayer
  • Ivermective Injectable 10 mg/ml
  • Frontline Top Spot:  20 – 40 kg, ONLY
  • Frontline Spray bottle for use in dogs and cats

General equipment

  • A hoof knife (used for cleaning out hoof abscesses in horses and cows/sheep/goats)
  • A pair of hoof trimmers for goats/sheep
  • Leather dog collars for large dogs
  • Permanent markers
  • Fast-reading digital thermometers

Office supplies

  • Veterinary textbooks: Large Animal Hematology & Cytology
  • Binders
  • Hanging folders for file cabinets (European standard format)
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Folders
  • Plastic sleeves A4 size

Miscellaneous Supplies

  • Batteries, alkaline or re-chargeable, size AAA, AA, D
  • Torches (for AA batteries)
  • Electrical outlet adapters from British or USA prongs to S. African or European prongs
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