CCF is working broadly to save the wild cheetah and its wilderness habitat. They are working with education and public outreach, with science and research and with conservation biology. Their headquarter is east of Otjiwarongo, in Namibia – the country with the largest number of wild cheetah but the CCF is also active in Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Iran and Algeria.
As a tourist visiting the CCF you have a wide variety of activities to choose between. We had been here before and this time we visited the Cheetah museum and we also joined the “Eland Drive”, a drive through two big enclosures with female cheetahs.
She looked a bit sad… One of the challenges for the CCF is to persuade farmers to accept cheetahs living on their land. Of the total area in Namibia 40 % is communal lands, primarily used for subsistence agriculture. Another 45 % is private fenced commercial farms. 95 % of the cheetahs in Namibia live on commercial livestock farms.