Cheetah Conservation Fund

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The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) "was founded in 1990 by Dr. Laurie Marker. CCF's mission is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence in research and education on cheetahs and their eco-systems, working with all stakeholders to achieve best practice in the conservation and management of the world's cheetahs. 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." [1]

"Namibian support was very important for the new [Education] Centre, enabling the final part of the Education Exhibits Building to be completed. The funds were presented by John Murphy (right), CCF Board member and Chairman of De Beers Namibia." [2]

Their Bush Project has been supported by USAID since 2001. [3]

"From the beginning of 2009, Mary Wykstra's organisation, Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK), becomes an independent CCF affiliate." [4]

CCF has worked for over 12 years with the Earthwatch Institute.

People

Accessed November 2007: [5]

Patron

  • His Excellency Dr. Sam Nujoma - Former President of the Republic of Namibia

Executive Director

Namibian Board of Trustees

CCF Kenya Project Staff

CCF Namibia Staff

  • Laurie L. Marker, PhD. - Co-Founder and Executive Director
  • Bruce Brewer, PhD. - General Manager (1998 to present) and also runs the CCF Bushblok project.
  • Matti Nghikembua - Senior Research Assistant and Education Officer (1997 to present)
  • Bonnie Schumann - Senior Research Assistant & Curator (1996 to present)
  • Bessie & Max Simon - Farm & Maintenance Supervisors (2003 to present)
  • Engelhardt !Awaseb - Assistant Farm Manager (2003 to present)
  • Ezekiel Fabiano - Research Assistant (2005 to present with prior stay in 2003)

CCF Namibia Staff

  • Gunther Roeber - Course Coordinator (2007 to present) more ...
  • Gebhardt Nikanor - Education Officer (2001 to present) more ...
  • Heike Stackmann - Public Relations Officer (2006-present) more ...
  • Johan and Tanya Britz - Farms Manager / Administrative Assistant (2003 to present) more ...
  • Kate Echement - Cheetah Keeper and Research Assistant (2008 - Present) more ...
  • Laura Linn - Administrative Assistant (2007 - present) more ...
  • Matt Cleverley - Cheetah Keeper and Research Assistant (2008 - Present) more ...
  • Monique Escurat - Accountant (2007-present. Part time) more ...
  • Phillip Randle - Research Assistant and Cheetah Keeper (2006) more ...

CCF USA Board of Directors

CCF USA Staff

CCF International Scientific Board of Advisors

  • Karl Ammann - Conservationist and Wildlife Photographer, Kenya more...
  • Christine Breitenmoser-Würtzen - Co-Char, IUCN's CAT Specialist Group. more...
  • Hu Berry - Retired as Senior Scientist at the Ministry of Environment and Tourism, Namibia. Free-lance Tour Guide. more ...
  • Bruce Brewer, PhD. - General Manager (1998 to present) and also runs the CCF Bushblok project. more ...
  • Ray Coppinger - Professor Emeritus at Hampshire College and Founder of the Livestock Guarding Dog Program in the USA more... more ...
  • Sarah Durant - Tanzania Cheetah Project Director, London Zoological Society and the Wildlife Conservation Society
  • Susie Ellis - Executive Director, International Rhino Foundation
  • Jack Grisham - Cheetah Species Coordinator for the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's Species Survival Plan, and Director of Animal Collections, St. Louis Zoological Park more...
  • John Lukas - Executive Drector White Oak Conservation Center and BOD H. Gilman Foundation more ...
  • David Macdonald - Director, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford University more...
  • Laurie Marker - Executive Director and Founder of CCF more...
  • Sean McKeown - Europe Cheetah Species Coordinator for the Northern African Cheetah
  • David Meltzer - Professor, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Onderstepoort, South Africa
  • Gus Mills - Carnivore Specialist, South African Parks. more...
  • Linda Munson - Veterinary Pathologist, University of California at Davis, IUCN's Veterinary Specialist Group, Cheetah Pathologist for Species Survival Plan, USA more...
  • Sanjayan Muttulingam - Lead Scientist at the Nature Conservancy, US.
  • Stephen O'Brien - Chief of the Laboratory of Genomic Diversity and head of the Section of Genetics, National Cancer Institute more...
  • Cindy Olson - Conservationist, Specialist in Iran
  • Ian Player - Founder of the International Wilderness Leadership School, South Africa more ...
  • Tim Wacher - Wildlife Biologist, Zoological Society of London
  • David Wildt - Reproductive Pathologist, Senior Scientist at the Smithonian Institution's National Zoo, and the Conservation and Research Center more...

CCF UK Board of Trustees

CCF USA Board of Trustees

Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada Committee

Contact

Web: http://www.cheetah.org

Resources and articles

Related SourceWatch articles

References

  1. About The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Cheetah Conservation Fund, accessed November 14, 2007.
  2. Education Center, Cheetah Conservation Fund, accessed May 2, 2009.
  3. CCF Bush, Cheetah Conservation Fund, accessed June 25, 2009.
  4. Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK), Cheetah Conservation Fund, accessed June 25, 2009.
  5. Team, Cheetah Conservation Fund, accessed November 14, 2007.