Dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild
Founded in Namibia in 1990, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has been dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Our vision is to see a world in which cheetahs live and flourish in coexistence with people within a sustainable system that is protective of the environment, socially responsible, and economically viable.
Cheetah Canada, is an affiliate of CCF global, we do outreach, education and fundraising in Canada to support research, conservation and education programs taking place in Namibia & Somaliland by our colleagues who are working tirelessly to save the cheetah from extinction.
We focus on the following programs in the field:
Educational Programs / School Outreach
Along with environmental educational activities conducted at CCF’s Centre, CCF’s Education Team presents outreach programs at schools and community events throughout Namibia. Since 1994, hundreds of thousands of students have participated in our conservation-focused educational outreach.
Future Farmers of Africa
As 90 percent of Namibia’s wild cheetahs live on farmlands and come into conflict with farmers, livestock and game farming interests, CCF conducts a specific environmental education program for the farming community.
Livestock Guarding Dog Program
CCF’s Livestock Guarding Dog (LGD) program is proven to reduce livestock losses to predators. According to multiple long-term scientific studies, farmers with a LGD are less likely to trap or shoot cheetahs. LGDs are a major part of CCF’s holistic conservation strategy.
CCF cares for orphaned cheetahs at its Research and Education Centre in Namibia. Whenever possible cheetahs are released back into the wild. For multiple reasons some cheetahs would not be able to successfully care for themselves in the wild and they cannot be released.
Illegal Pet Trade
With the help of regional partners and at the request of local governments, CCF Somaliland facilitates confiscations whenever possible. Although geographically widespread, most reported cases of smuggled cheetah cubs involve the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa. CCF cares for rescued cheetah at the Cheetah Rescue & Conservation Centre in Geed-Deeble, Somaliland.