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Conservation Issue

Despite being recognised as one of nature’s most beautiful and compelling animals, the cheetahs plight has gone from simply alarming to extremely critical in the space of one human lifetime. The Asiatic Cheetah was estimated to number over 200 during the 1970s, current estimates by Iranian biologists put the number at 50 to 100 in 1998.

FOC helps support the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in their efforts to conserve cheetahs and their habitat. The CCF was founded in 1990 by Dr Laurie Marker and is dedicated to saving the cheetah.

Running cheetah. Image courtesy: Robert Thomson
CCF's Headquarters are in Namibia where amongst other activities, extensive  research has been conducted into the environment and physiology of the cheetah. To read more about CCF’s work, please click here.

If you would like to support CCF’s work in Iran, please click here.



The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah, is the most unique and specialized member of the cat family and can reach speeds of 70 mph. However, the sleek and long-legged cheetah is losing its race for survival. Once a common animal found on five continents, the cheetah is now an endangered species. The main threats to the cheetah are habitat destruction, loss of prey species and direct killing by humans.

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