CCF’s International Royal Patron HRH Princess Michael of Kent will be appearing at the Royal Geographical Society in London, England, on Tuesday, October 17th, where she will be promoting the launch of her new book A Cheetah’s Tale. The book chronicles her childhood on her family’s farm in Mozambique, Africa and the chance encounter with a cheetah cub that impacted her life. Dr Laurie Marker, CEO and Founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund will also be attending the event.
In April of this year, HRH Princess Michael visited CCF’s Field Research and Education Centre over the course of five days to familiarize herself with CCF’s Model Farm, veterinary clinic, conservation genetics laboratory and Biomass Technology Demonstration Centre. She met with staff administering CCF’s Future Farmers of Africa and Livestock Guarding Dog Programs and accompanied CCF scientists to Erindi Private Game Reserve to observe the release of three cheetahs back into the wild. HRH Princess Michael also helped dedicate CCF’s new Cheetah View Lodge, a five-suite accommodation for overnight guests set to open this June. Following the visit, Dr Marker escorted HRH Princess Michael to Windhoek to facilitate introductions and strategize with CCF Namibia Board members and the Honourable Professor Peter Katjavivi, CCF’s International Patron and Speaker of the National Assembly of Namibia.
The book launch for A Cheetah’s Tale will be hosted by the book publisher, Bradt Travel Guides, and is a ticket only event. For more information visit cheetah.org.uk.