My journey - ......I have been given the official title of 'GLOBAL YOUNG AMBASSADOR FOR THE CHEETAH CONSERVATION FUND (UK)'! That is one big responsibility! My name is Freddie and I am a 14 year old who is passionate about conservation and wants to do something to help in the fight for the future survival of the cheetah. I was lucky enough to meet Dr Laurie Marker earlier this year and she has inspired me, with the amazing work she does, to want to share information about how we can all do something to help slow down and stop species like the cheetah from dying out. More awareness and understanding is needed so that in years to come we will all be able to live without the threat of extinction. To find out more about what CCF are up to in the UK go to Cheetah Conservation Fund UK or check out whats happening at the cheetah capital of the world by heading to CCF in Namibia. Have a look at the video of Dr Laurie Marker at the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) from 2014. It tells a lot about the difficulties facing the cheetah.
The world’s population of wild cheetahs has dropped from 100,000 to less than 10,000 over the past 100 years due to human-wildlife conflict and habitat loss
CCF have helped the cheetah numbers to grow from approximately 1,500 in 1990 to more than 3,500 today
In 25 years, more than 900 injured or orphaned cheetahs have been rescued and rehabilitated
The Cheetah Conservation Fund have educated more than 25,000 school children each year about conservation and the cheetah
More than 600 puppies have been trained as life stock guarding dogs since the programme began
By teaching Namibians that cheetah and other wildlife are precious natural resources, Namibia has become the “No 1 Cheetah Capital of the World”!
International Day of The Cheetah is December 4th. where schools, zoos and other organisations take part in helping save the cheetah