There are just 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild.
With just 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild today, it's pretty clear they need some help. Fana's teamed up with the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) to help rescue, rehabilitate, and protect these magnificent creatures.
We'll be learning about 3 main ways how CCF helps cheetahs - rescuing them from illegal wildlife trade, rehabilitation, and preventing future conflict.
Illegal wildlife trade
The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) plays a critical role in rescuing cheetahs like Abdi, Hasani, and Oklahoma, who are victims of the illegal wildlife trade (IWT). These cubs, traumatized and helpless, were confiscated by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) in Somaliland and handed over to CCF, who's expert veterinary team immediately provided medical care.

With an estimated 300 cheetah cubs illegally trafficked from the Horn of Africa each year, intervention is crucial in saving these vulnerable animals.
Recovery and assessment
The rehabilitation of rescued cheetahs is a vital part of their mission. When cheetah cubs or adults are brought to CCF, their potential for release into the wild depends on their condition and behaviour towards humans - take Khaleesi for example, hand-reared due to health issues.

With rehabilitation enclosures minimizing human interactions, cheetahs like Hela - once orphaned - are now thriving in the wild.
Dogs help cats... ?
To prevent human-wildlife conflict and save cheetahs, the CCF introduced their Livestock Guarding Dog (LGD) program. These specially trained dogs, like Anatolian shepherds, are placed with farmers in conflict-prone areas, deterring predators such as cheetahs with their imposing presence and loud barks.

By reducing livestock losses by up to 90%, the LGD program not only protects cheetahs from retaliation killings but also benefits farmers economically and socially.
Our Charity Partner
Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)
Cheetah Conservation
Founded in Namibia in 1990, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has been dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Their 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. CCF's main areas of work are in environmental education, scientific research, and combating the illegal wildlife trade.
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Featured on:
May 2024