Netzkraft Movement

Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)

PO Box 1755

Contact person: Dr. Laurie Marker

+264 67 306225
+264 67 306247


  • Educational policy/project
  • Environmental organization
  • Volunteers are welcome.

About us

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) was founded in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker. As Namibia has the largest and healthiest population of cheetahs left in the world, CCF's International Research and Education Centre is based in Namibia, near Otjiwarongo. CCF creates and manages long-term conservation strategies for the cheetah throughout their range.

The Mission of CCF is to be the internationally recognised centre of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people.

CCF works to:
• develop and implement better livestock management practices, eliminating the need for ranchers to kill so many cheetah
• create and manage long-term conversation strategies for the cheetah throughout their range
• conduct conservation education programs for local villagers, ranchers and school children
• continue intensive scientific research in cheetah genetics, biology and species survival

CCF's stance is that understanding the cheetah's biology and ecology is essential to stabilise the population and manage its sustainability for the future. Its strategy to save the wild cheetah is a three-pronged process of research, conservation and education.

CCF's approaches include:
• conducting intensive scientific research and publishing papers on research findings—in cheetah genetics, biology, ecology, health and reproduction, human impact, and species survival, including assistance with the management of captive and free-ranging cheetah throughout the world.
• creating and managing long-term conservation strategies for the cheetah throughout their range. CCF researchers develop, test, and promote alternative land-management practices such as conservancy development, and eco-tourism.
• carrying out local and international conservation education programmes to illustrate ways in which the species can be protected.
• building capacity in countries that still harbour cheetah populations. The international programme currently includes distributing CCF materials, lending resources and support, and providing training throughout Africa and the rest of the world.

Dr. Laurie Marker is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of CCF.

For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, procure expert information in the field of conservation, ecology, others.