save the Cheetah
To save the cheetah, we must help people help cheetahs. With research as the foundation, CCF has a set of integrated programs that address the threats to the cheetah and its entire ecosystem, including human populations. CCF’s guiding principle is that one must secure the future of the communities that live alongside the cheetah to secure a future for the cheetah.
Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is the world’s leading organization dedication to saving the cheetah in the wild. CCF’s conservation programming is based on scientific research. They maintain a research program on the biology, ecology and genetics of cheetahs that publishes papers in peer-reviewed journals annually. CCF operates the only fully-equipped genetics lab at an in-situ conservation facility in Africa.
International Cheetah Day
December 4 is the birthday of Khayam, a cheetah Dr. Laurie Marker founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, raised from a cub at Wildlife Safari in Oregon. Khayam was trained for the first research project in re-wilding and the reason for her first trip to Namibia in 1977.
Dr. Marker took Khayam to Africa to see if she could be taught to hunt in the wild. During her stay in Namibia, Dr. Marker learned about how cheetahs were being exterminated by Namibian farmers who viewed them as vermin and she decided to do something about it. Dr. Marker became the cheetah’s champion because of Khayam and chose her birthday as a date to promote cheetah conservation in honor of her memory.
Today in honor of International Cheetah Day we are hosting a giveaway of the amazing book, Remembering Cheetahs. Remembering Cheetahs is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed Remembering Wildlife series of charity books and will feature a foreword by Professor Laurie Marker and afterword by TV presenter Gordon Buchanan MBE. The book is full of beautiful images donated by more than 70 of the world’s top wildlife photographers including Greg du Toit, Marsel van Oosten, Frans Lanting, Art Wolfe and Jonathan & Angela Scott, with an aim to raise awareness of the plight facing cheetahs and also to raise funds to protect them.
The Virtual Exhibition of images from the Remembering Cheetahs book is amazing. Make sure you turn up your volume to enjoy the sounds of Africa.
The Remembering Cheetahs Giveaway
One member of The Tiniest Tiger community will receive a copy of Remembering Cheetahs.
how to enter the giveaway
Enter your information in the contest widget so we know where to ship your package. If you are reading this in your email you might need to click through to enter the giveaway. Pounce here: Save The Cheetah. Remembering Cheetahs Giveaway
Let us know in the comment section below, why you would love to win the amazing book about cheetahs. This comment if important for this giveaway as we will be deciding who will receive the book based on your comments. This is a special book and we want to make sure you love cheetahs.