CCF has close links and assists in training and sharing programme successes with other countries where cheetah live, including Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Iran, Algeria and more recently, Angola (see video below). In many of these countries, efforts are currently underway to develop new conservation programs or support existing cheetah conservation efforts.
Additionally, CCF has been working on and advisory capacity with the Wildlife Trust of India and India's authorities to discuss the best strategies for re-introducing cheetahs in India. Click here for more information.
CCF's international programme includes distributing CCF materials, lending resources and support, and providing training through Africa and the rest of the world.
CCF uses the results of its scientific research as the foundation for a variety of conservation and education projects that integrate human needs with cheetah management. This three-pronged strategy includes long-term studies to understand and monitor the factors affecting the cheetah’s survival. Results are used in developing conservation policies and programmes to sustain cheetah populations, and working with local, national and international communities to raise awareness, educate and build capacity. With the cheetah populations dwindling through most other range countries, the cheetah’s survival depends on educated people using proven methods to reverse this trend. Many such methods have been developed, promoted, or adopted in the last 20 years by CCF in Namibia. There was need to share this information and provide training for wildlife conservation professionals.
With this is mind, CCF, in cooperation with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, have committed to running a number of international conservation courses on Conservation Biology and Integrated Livestock, Wildlife, and Predator Management over a three-year period. Since 2008, these courses have brought together conservation managers, scientists and community extension officers from cheetah range countries around the world to promote a unified and systematic approach to cheetah conservation including research, monitoring and wildlife-conflict mitigation measures.