To learn more about the Cheetah Conservation Fund and their current conservation efforts,
Thanks to your contributions in cooperation, we have raised over $250,000 for the Cheetah Conservation Fund since the beginning of 2006!
Cheetah Conservation Fund
711 Quail Ridge Road
Aledo, TX 76008
The fastest animal in the world is running out of time. Since 1900, the cheetah population in Africa has dropped from 100,000 to less than 15,000. In that time cheetah populations have disappeared completely in more than 16 countries. At these rates, the wild cheetah could be extinct within 20 years.
Orvis responded to this urgent need for action in 2007 with a matching fund program to raise an additional $60,000.00 for the Cheetah Conservation Fund in 2007. ($30,000.00 comes from your generous contributions and Orvis matches with an additional $30,000.00.) Now, thanks to your caring enthusiasm, we've already received $30,000.00 in individual contributions for this year. With the Orvis matching contribution, we've already met our 2007 goal of $60,000.00! Please continue to make contributions to the CCF so that we can exceed our original 2007 planned amount. Your generosity in 2006 enabled Orvis to raised over $150,000.00. Let's make 2007 an even better year for the Cheetah Conservation Fund!
The Cheetah Conservation Fund, with operations in the democratic African country of Namibia, has been working to help restore the wild cheetah population. By educating local farmers not to fear (and kill) the endangered animal, as well as working to restore the cat’s natural environment, the Cheetah Conservation Fund hopes to bring this loved creature back from the brink of disaster.
Funding raised through the matching campaign will support:
Expansion of a successful herding dog program that discourages cheetahs from preying on farmers’ livestock
Establish an anti-poaching unit
Help reintroduce the black rhinoceros to the area, to assist in balancing the delicate ecosystem the cheetah needs to survive
and support the building of a new information center to encourage tourism, educate, and raise awareness of the cheetah’s plight
"The cheetah is the world's fastest land animal, and Africa's most endangered big cat," said Dr. Laurie Marker, founder of the Cheetah Conservation Fund. "The Orvis contribution will help ensure that the cheetah and other animals within its ecosystem have a chance to survive in their natural habitat for future generations. CCF's programs are designed to help both the cheetah and the people who share the land with this magnificent animal. We are very excited to partner with Orvis, a company with such a rich history and commitment to conservation work."