Research and Reference Links
These links include good cheetah- and dog- related resources, as well as individuals or organizations that support CCF in various ways.
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- AA - IUCN-SSC Cat Specialist Group - New Web Portal!
The Cat Specialist Group is a network of some 200 cat specialists world-wide. This network is responsible for the observation of the status and the conservation needs of the 36 wild cat species living on our planet and for the continued Red List assessment. The group serves as a center of information on wild cats and their conservation. The Group is one of more than 120 similar groups of scientists, wildlife managers and conservationists involved in various wild animals and plants who make up the Species Survival Commission SSC of the World Conservation Union IUCN. The chairs and members of these groups serve as honorary advisors to the Union. Also, click here for the Cheetah Conservation Compendium. http://www.catsg.org/
- AA - Veterinary Association of Namibia (VAN)
The Veterinary Association of Namibia (VAN) is the professional organisation representing veterinarians and para-veterinary professionals across Namibia. http://www.van.org.na/index.php?secid=1
Education resource of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, aiming to promote literacy. The site provides peer-reviewed articles by scientists, science educators, and science students in issues related to the seven bioscience challenges: environment, biodiversity, genomics, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in science, and bioscience education. In addition, the web site provides educators with original lessons and other resources to enhance bioscience teaching. http://www.actionbioscience.org/index.html
ARKive is a global initiative, audio-visually profiling British wildlife and the world's endangered species, using film, photographs and audio recordings.
- Big Cats Links
A supportive website for endangered wild cats. http://bigcatslinks.ath.cx
- CANAM (Conservancies Association of Namibia
In 1996, CANAM was established with the assistance and invaluable input of officials of the MET to represent all conservancies in Namibia, be they situated in rural or non-rural areas, in communal areas or on commercial farmland. CCF works closely with CANAM and in 2007, for the fourth year, CCFâ€®s Executive Director was elected as the Chairperson of CANAM. http://www.canam.iway.na/
- Carnivore Conservation
Excellent personal web site by Dr. Guillaume Chapron, intended to provide the best up-to-date information to carnivore conservationists, scientists and concerned citizens. http://www.carnivoreconservation.org/
- Cat Specialist Group/IUCN
Consists of the world's leading scientists and wildlife managers involved with the 36 species of wild cats in more than 50 countries. One of over 100 similar groups of scientists and other specialists from all over the world forming part of the the Species Survival Commission of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). Laurie Marker plays a central role. http://lynx.uio.no/catfolk/. Visit also The Cheetah Conservation Compendium here: http://www.catsg.org/cheetah/20_cc-compendium/index.htm, which aims at providing all relevant information available.
- Cheetah Facts and Pictures
Educational and entertaining website about cheetahs with interesting cheetah facts. In addition, the site also has pictures which can be used as desktop wallpaperhttp://fohn.net/cheetah-facts-pictures/
- Cheetah Spot
Includes color pictures and statistics such as: classification, physical description, speed, habits, reproduction, range, pets, pictures, prints, life span and preservation efforts. http://www.cheetahspot.com
- Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project/CACP
The Asiatic cheetah is on the brink of extinction. Many environmentalists and GOs have come together in Iran to put their minds and efforts behind CACP. CCF is linked to and supports this Project. http://cheetah.irandoe.org/
A comprehensive science directory that includes CCF. http://www.directoryscience.com
- Feline Conservation Federation
The FCF exists to further conservation of felid species with an emphasis on the efforts of individuals to gain knowledge of these wondrous creatures and promote captive propagation programs. Whereas governments and other conservation organizations focus on preservation of the species in the wild, FCF seeks to function as insurance, encouraging breeding of those felines often neglected in zoological collections due to their special requirements. http://www.felineconservation.org/
- Fort Dodge Animal Health
Making a difference in the future of animal health through innovative research and product development. They provide medicines for cheetahs at CCF/Namibia. http://www.wyeth.com/divisions/fort_dodge.asp
- International Society for Endangered Cats Canada (ISEC Canada).
CCF supporter and colleague. http://www.wildcatconservation.org/
- Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS)
See the latest news on Iranian cheetahs! CCF actively cooperates with Iranian colleagues to help save the few cheetah remaining in Iran. The team in Iran are in real need of donations..can you help?! http://www.iraniancheetah.org/English/EHomePage.htm
- Namibian Environmental Education Network (NEEN)
Founded (1995) as a Namibian network of environmental education intiatives, NEEN serves as a network linking EE efforts in Namibia, and a forum for discussion of environmental education and related issues. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nnf.org.na/ENVDIR/pages/neen.htm
- National Geographic Magazine (Online)
Keep an eye out on coverage on Namibia... and CCF Namibia (eg: March 2004 features an article by Maryann Mott). http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0401/index.html
Sirtrack assists CCF with its GPS Argos tracking collars which allow us to track the whereabouts of the released cheetah, monitor it’s survival and track its whereabouts to ensure that it does not stray back into farmed areas. www.sirtrack.co.nz
Livestock Guarding Dog Links:
- Dogs of Turkey
- Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America (ASDCA, Inc.)
The official parent club in the USA for the Anatolian Shepherd Dog. http://www.asdca.org
- Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of Great Britain
CCF works closely with Anatolian Shepherd Dog Clubs in UK and the USA.
- Anatolian Shepherd Dogs International (ASDI)
Provisional UKC (United Kennel Club) parent club for the Anatolian. Supports CCF with a special adoption project to raise funds for CCF's Livestock Guarding Dog Programme. http://www.anatoliandog.org
- The Kangal Dog
This web site provides extensive information about this treasured breed of Livestock Guarding Dogs, from their origins, to conformation and disposition. http://people.unt.edu/~tlt0002/kdhome.htm
- The Kangal Dog of Turkey
A great resource for people interested in the Turkish Kangal Dog, the most famous of Turkey's breeds of livestock protection dogs, with information about the breed, plus related news and events. http://www.kangalkopegi.org/index_main.html
- United Kennel Club - Kangal Dog
UKC page dedicated to the official breed standard for the Kangal dog. http://www.ukcdogs.com/WebSite.nsf/Breeds/KangalDog