Message from Dr. Laurie

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Greetings and welcome to CCF!

The Cheetah Conservation Fund is many things. We are a world class research facility doing groundbreaking research in the biology, ecology and genetics of the cheetah. We’re a conservation organization working to combat the problems that afflict the human communities that live alongside cheetahs and threaten the cheetah as a species with extinction. We’re a place that visitors may come to learn about the cheetah and experience its magnificence and grace more closely.

But we do all that we do for a single purpose – to win the race to save the cheetah. We’ve lost 90 percent of the world’s population of cheetahs in the last 100 years. And we know that if we’re going to have cheetahs around for the next 100 years, we need to act now to address the threats to the cheetah’s survival – human-wildlife conflict, habitat loss, and the illegal pet trade.

Welcome to our website, CCF’s digital home. I invite you to look around and learn about the plight of the cheetah, and what CCF is doing to save it, and how you can be a part of it. Donate, visit, volunteer – however you choose to get involved, we welcome you to our CCF family.

For cheetahs everywhere,

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Dr. Laurie Marker
Founder and Executive Director