Zegrahm Expeditions, is now the largest sponsor of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CFF)’s 30th Anniversary education and lecture tour, contributing significantly to the CCF’s research, education and conservation efforts that help to secure the survival of the cheetah and its ecosystem.
Throughout 2020 both Zegrahm Expeditions and the CCF are celebrating 30 years of existence, having followed similar paths of intense appreciation for the natural world for the past three decades.
“We are in awe of the enduring and unending habitat and ecosystem conservation efforts of the CCF and are honoured to be involved in this way,” says Robin Brooks, Director of Partnerships for Zegrahm Expeditions. “We see a close tie between the Zegrahm and CCF communities of conscientious explorers, wildlife enthusiasts, activists and people who have always celebrated our world to its fullest degree.”
CCF founder Dr. Laurie Marker, whose work has been covered by TIME, Smithsonian, National Geographic and more, is still at the helm today as the fund’s Executive Director, working passionately to continue her life’s work in cheetah conservation.
“Support from like-minded entities like Zegrahm Expeditions is what makes action to save the cheetah from extinction possible,” says Dr. Marker. “We do live in a world where people and organizations care deeply about preservation, conservation and appreciation of the natural world, and that continues to inspire me.”
Backed by 30 years of research, education and conservation work, CCF is the longest-running cheetah conservation program in existence. CCF’s programs serve as the model for predator conservation programs everywhere. Dr. Marker’s work has been awarded and recognized around the world and CCF’s programs provide a holistic conservation approach that carefully balances the needs of both people and wildlife sharing the same ecosystems.
During Zegrahm Expeditions’ small-group, land-based expedition Namibia Under Canvas departing April 19, 2020, guests will visit CCF’s research centre in Otjiwarongo, Namibia, which has earned the title “Cheetah Capital of the World.” The centre is a world class research, education and conservation facility set on a private wildlife reserve. During this itinerary guests will have many opportunities to search both by vehicle and on foot for the elusive cats, and other rare species that call Namibia home.
The Zegrahm Expeditions and CCF partnership began December 19, 2019. For more information about CCF, please visit www.cheetah.org.