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CCF participates in first-ever international workshop on illegal cheetah trafficking.

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 11.20.2015 | World
Dr. Laurie Marker

Under the umbrella of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species), cheetahs were the sole focus of attention for three days in K...

Cheetahs Declining Rapidly

Adam M. Roberts | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Adam M. Roberts

As difficult as the issues are surrounding the cheetah trade, knowing that I, myself, have witnessed in Ethiopia the arrival of these poor babies, scared and far from home, it was inspiring to see all of these disparate players in one room.

Distracted By the Past? Daunted By the Future? Find Your Present In South Africa

Karen J. Francis | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
Karen J. Francis

When I finally landed in South Africa (after two days and three flights), I now had physical exhaustion to add to an already-wearied mind. Prior to the trip, an unexpected setback left me teetering. The optimistic joviality that had sustained me all summer was waning. And I found myself anxiously awaiting a second wind.

How To Celebrate Earth Day

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

We believe that by looking at the community as a whole and carefully addressing the needs of all living creatures, we can maintain the delicate balance of biodiversity and conserve the ecosystem for generations to come.

10 Wildlife Photographers You Should Follow on 500px Right Now

DL Cade | Posted 05.25.2015 | Green
DL Cade

Whether you're an aspiring wildlife photographer, an animal lover, or a conservationist who has dedicated much of your life to helping preserve the ...

On Valentine's Day, These Adorably Odd Animal Friends Show There's Someone For Everyone

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green

Few things are sweeter than overcoming long odds in the name of friendship. So for Valentine's Day -- or should we say Pal-entine's Day, nope, we shou...

Hello, Babies! 4 Cheetah Cubs Born In Prague Zoo

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

Welcome to the world, little cheetah friends. On Thursday, coinciding with International Cheetah Day, the Prague Zoo announced the birth of four c...

Cheetahs: The Supercar of the Big Cat World

Luke Dollar | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green
Luke Dollar

The cheetah is purposefully captivating, a streamlined control center for high-speed pursuits, much the same way a Ferrari's nose hints at its running speed versus that of a Peterbilt.

International Cheetah Day Is December 4th

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

The first step in solving any problem is recognizing it exists. From CCF, I began International Cheetah Day in cooperation with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) four years ago as a way to bring awareness to the plight of the cheetah, as Africa's most endangered big cat.

Why We 'Have A Responsibility' To Protect Big Cats

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 11.28.2014 | Green

It's no secret that big cats are in trouble. Four of the five feline species that fall under that umbrella are endangered or near threatened: snow ...

This Is What It's Like To Get Face-To-Face With Lions On The Hunt

Posted 10.17.2014 | Green

Big Cat Week is almost here! Nat Geo WILD's fifth annual tribute to the world's great cats will premier next month. The initiative, part of a broad...

Watch This Beautiful King Cheetah Give Birth To Four Cubs

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

For most mothers, the birth of a child is a rare and incredible thing. But for the king cheetah, it is even rarer. Not only are cheetahs a vulnerab...

Having a Conservation Conversation With Your Kids

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Summer is a great time to be outdoors. Events like picnics, swim parties, sporting contests and family vacations provide ample opportunities to spark conversation and instill in our younger generation a greater appreciation for the environment.

Becoming a Global Citizen

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 08.26.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

We need to come together as citizens of planet Earth to solve the big issues. One of the biggest is global climate warming, because it is linked to species survival.

Remembering Our Mission: Peggy and Hershey

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 07.31.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Yes, it's sad that we lost Peggy and Hershey, but their survivals were success stories. Peggy was given the chance to increase the genetic diversity of her species through the Species Survival Plan (SSP). Hershey was able to spend her final years running free as a wild cheetah thanks to CCF's rewilding program.

Pack Your Trunks: Here Are 20 Perfect Trips For People Who Love Animals

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

You're probably a lot like us: dreaming of that perfect getaway where you can cuddle with pandas, kiss cows and sleep with sloths. Let's add in some s...

Hang Out with Cheetahs and Polar Bears on Earth Day

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Forty-four years ago the very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, marking a commitment to environmental protection.

PHOTOS: This Cheetah Knows How To Make A Dramatic Entry

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green

Cheetahs are renowned for their running ability. But if these photos are any indication, they don't mind spending some downtime lazily gazing through ...

Athletes and Icons

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

During this Olympiad, the cheetah, one of the animal kingdom's greatest athletes, has some allies. We're excited to see Anna Fenninger compete in Alpine Skiing in Sochi. Anna has been an advocate for Cheetah Conservation Fund, and has learned much about the cheetah's race against extinction.

Old Friends and New Friends

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 03.02.2014 | Green
Dr. Laurie Marker

Allow me to introduce you to my friend the cheetah: It's the world's fastest land animal, and we've lost over 90 percent of the world's wild population in the last 100 years. The cheetah and I are old friends.

The State of the Cheetah: December 4, 2013

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Many people don't even know that the cheetah, the world's icon of speed, is actually racing against extinction. And it's a race that the cheetah will lose without our help. The biggest threat to the cheetah is no surprise. It's us. Humans.

A Crushing Tale

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

There are dozens, even hundreds of species that are being crushed under the heel of the illegal wildlife trade.

Why Did The Cheetah Lick The Camera?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Green

We have for you an accidental, but absolutely amazing moment captured on camera that is sure to make you smile today: an adorable cheetah licking a Go...

The Importance of Labels

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 11.12.2013 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

When I first traveled to Namibia in the 1970's, and met the farmers on the grasslands, I learned that not everyone shared my fascination with the cheetah as an icon of speed and grace. The farmers there had a label for cheetahs, who they saw as a threat to their livelihoods -- "vermin."

Dallas Zoo Welcomes 2 Cheetah Cubs ... And A Puppy

AP | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green

DALLAS -- Two male cheetah cubs have joined the Dallas Zoo population. Zoo officials have marked the occasion by providing them with a puppy. The 8-w...