Your support has enabled our organization, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), to remain dedicated to our mission, the long-term survival of the cheetah and its ecosystems. With your help, our research-based approach and holistic conservation strategies have stabilized and grown the species’ population in Namibia, earning it the nickname “Cheetah Capital of the World.” But beyond Namibian borders, cheetah populations are on the rapid decline, found only in less than 10% of their traditional range. We work with various partners throughout the cheetahs range, to help those cheetah populations as well. We need your help to do even more.
Please consider renewing your commitment during Chewbaaka’s Wild Cheetah Challenge, where every donation to CCF between now and August 31, 2016 will automatically double in size (up to a total of $225,000). A group of dedicated CCF supporters are matching your donations and this means your gift could generate twice the impact on CCF’s programs that help cheetahs and also benefit the people who live alongside them.
One of CCF’s most important programs is that of farmer training. Cheetahs need habitat to live and farmers provide this; however, this is where human, livestock and cheetah conflict occurs. Over 75% of the remaining cheetahs are found on livestock farmlands. Therefore, CCF’s Future Farmers of Africa training program addresses management of livestock, the rangeland and the farmer’s livehoods so that the cheetah like Zinzi can continue to survive on their land.
Zinzi and her three surviving cubs, not yet named, are all living on CCF land (Zinzi is collared, as the nine-month-old cubs are still with their mom). Scroll down for a printable PDF of Zinzi.
Please help us continue to grow our training programs to ensure that farmers continue to allow wild cheetahs like Zinzi and her cubs to live freely on their farm lands. When making a gift to CCF during Chewbaaka’s Wild Cheetah Challenge remember your donation is doubled. Donate before the matching period expires August 31, 2016, to double your gift. Please act today — before it’s too late!
Thank you in advance for supporting CCF. Without you, we would not be able to pursue our mission and fight for the cheetah’s future. We all care so passionately about the cheetah and together, we will make the difference. We can realize a world in which cheetahs flourish and live in peaceful co-existence with people and the environment.