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Organisation: Cheetah Outreach Trust Project: Conservation of South Africa’s free ranging cheetah through farmer wildlife mitigation

Website: http://www.cheetah.co.za Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CheetahOutreach Category 1 Organization profile: Cheetah Outreach is an education and community-based programme created to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and to campaign for its survival. Founder Annie Beckhelling launched the project in January 1997 with just one hectare of land proved by Spier Wine Estate and two cheetahs. Cheetah Outreach is continually evolving and taking on new challenges. In addition to partnering with ambassador cats to inform the public about the problems the cheetah faces, Cheetah Outreach:  Continues to be involved in environmental education, offering curriculum-linked school presentations and resources as well as workshops and fellowships for teachers.  Breeds Turkish Anatolian Shepherd dogs and places them on South African farms to guard livestock in an effort to reduce conflict between farmers and predators.  Hand-rears cubs from the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre and raises them to be ambassadors for the species  Partners with other cheetah conservation organizations worldwide. Project outline: In alignment with ‘ South Africa’s National Action Plan for the Conservation of Cheetahs (2009) the aims of this project is: conservation of free ranging cheetahs and farmland biodiversity protection through farmer-wildlife conflict mitigation and the establishment of a livestock guarding dog culture throughout South Africa. 1. Education of relevant stakeholders regarding effective livestock husbandry practices. 2. Promotion of co-existence between predators, game farmers and livestock farmers, and 56

Profile for Auckland Zoo

Auckland Zoo Field Conservation Report 2013/14  

Auckland Zoo field conservation report - 2013 / 2014

Auckland Zoo Field Conservation Report 2013/14  

Auckland Zoo field conservation report - 2013 / 2014

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