16 October 2013

Earthrise: Saving Namibia's Cheetahs (video)

Earthrise, a show on Al Jazeera covering all sorts of environmental issues, recently visited the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Namibia to find out what it is done to save the cheetahs in the the Southwest African country. The show's host, Russell Beard, talks to the founder of the CCF, Laurie Marker, gets an inside view on the intiatives of the Fund and on what it is done to protect the mammal and its habitat through education, conservation, public policy, science and research.

The Cheetah Conservation Fund is situated 44km from Otjiwarongo on the D2440. Windhoek is located about 3.5 hrs (by car) from the CCF; it also takes 3.5 hrs from Etosha's Namutoni Gate and 2.5hrs from the Okaukuejo Gate. The CCF is open daily, all year round, from 9am-5pm, except on Christmas day and reservations are not required for standard day tours.

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