There are just 9,000 to 12,000 cheetahs left in the wild. As development expands into new African habitats, conflicts between locals and wildlife often end with the extermination of carnivores like wild dogs, lions, leopards, hyenas and cheetahs. Instances of conflict are high, and retaliatory extermination of predators is common. This area is also considered to be a center of illegal trade, with carnivores being trapped on farms and exported to South Africa and worldwide.
Cheetah Conservation Fund’s (CCF) mission is to maintain wild cheetah populations while working with locals to understand the value of carnivore protection. Outreach and education programs have been effective tools in raising awareness, changing attitudes and establishing practices among rural communities on ways to peacefully coexist with animals like cheetahs. Conservation OutREACH is a proud supporter of Cheetah Conservation Fund’s efforts to protect cheetahs by improving the livelihood of the communities that share the cheetahs habitats throughout Namibia, Kenya, and Tanzania.