Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada
The Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada is on a mission to save cheetahs in the wild. They support the conservation of these majestic felines through research, conservation, and educational outreach. The Canadian arm of the organization raises funds to support the organization in Namibia, who has scientists on the ground helping these creatures.
For the Canadian chapter, they focus on four programs:
- Educational outreach in schools across Namibia
- Educating farmers on sustainable techniques
- The training of guard dogs for livestock
- Rehabilitation of cheetahs
About the Cheetah
Cheetahs, the fastest land mammal on Earth, can accelerate from zero to 60 miles an hour in just three seconds! Their acceleration makes them formidable predators, capable of chasing down agile prey across the grasslands.
What makes cheetahs an important animal?
At the top of the food chain, people both fear and admire these majestic animals. They, alongside other apex predators, help keep local ecosystems flourishing. Without these creatures, the balance of prey and predator would be disturbed.
However, when cheetahs enter human villages on the outskirts of these grasslands, it’s a different story.
In the past, human-wildlife conflicts are fewer. But because grassland regions get turned into human settlements, human-wildlife conflicts become more prevalent.
Other problems include illegal hunting and loss of habitat.
Over decades of conflicts, loss of habitat, and illegal hunting, there are less than 7100 cheetahs in the wild.
What can we do to save the cheetahs?
To save the felines from extinction, humans must coexist with them. When we’re sitting at home in Canada, we may think there isn’t a lot we can do to help these creatures half a world away.
However, supporting the CCF is one of the several things you can do to support these animals. Another thing you could do if you find yourself travelling abroad in these countries is to support conservation efforts.
For example, you could avoid encroaching into the wildlife’s spaces. You could appreciate animals from afar, rather than intrude their spaces. You could leave no waste behind. Or, you could avoid ruining these sensitive habitats by not going in them in the first place.
Our Donation to CCF
Since 2014, Canadian Mattress Recycling has donated $2300 to the Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada. Our fund helps support the conservation programs in Namibia, protecting these majestic felines and supporting the livelihoods of local villages. We truly believe in making the world a better place.
About Canadian Mattress Recycling
We are a 100% locally-owned BC company dedicated to environmental preservation through recycling. Since we opened our doors in 2011, we’ve recycled over 25 million lbs of mattresses and furniture. Our efforts support residents in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.