We see a world in which cheetahs live and flourishin co-existence with people and the environment.
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) was founded in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker. CCF's mission is to be the internationally recognized centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people. As Namibia has the largest and healthiest population of cheetahs left in the world, CCF's International Research and Education Centre is based in Namibia, near Otjiwarongo.
1. Create and manage long-term conservation strategies for the cheetah throughout their range.
2. Develop and implement better livestock management practices, eliminating the need for ranchers to kill so many cheetah.
3. Conduct conservation education programs for local villagers, ranchers and school children.
4. Continue intensive scientific research in cheetah genetics, biology and species survival.