Tag Archives | cheetah

Cheetah Population Management in Namibia: A Controversial Experiment

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Namibia’s constitutional right of landowners to own local wildlife populations is the genesis of a controversial, and yet unproven experiment in Cheetah conservation. These days, stories about cheetah conservation often have a tragic air. Starting from the population crash of cheetahs in the last century, the articles will go on and on about major concerns like habitat loss […]

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Are Captive Bred Cheetahs a Viable Conservation Option?

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As our spotlight on Cheetahs continues, a reminder of a key story that explores captive bred cheetahs as a viable conservation option.   In many centers in Africa, captive bred cheetahs are either displayed or sold to zoos and wealthy buyers from all over the world for profit. And just like with the selling of any commercial product, […]

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PODCAST Protecting Cheetahs in the Wild #NikelaAfrica

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Common sense and studies say protecting cheetahs in the wild is the best conservation method for this species #podcast #NikelaAfrica “Hmm! Are they good guys?” This is a question I always ask before we visit and meet with folks doing wildlife conservation. Now you’d think everyone was on the same page! But not so. That’s […]

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Where Have All the Cheetahs Gone?

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It may surprise you that there are less than 10,000 Cheetahs left in the wilds today! There were once over 100,000 cheetahs in the wild. In fact, just a hundred years ago before the drastic fall in cheetahs’ population, these unique and elegant predators could be found throughout the whole African continent and into Asia […]

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Human Wildlife Conflict: Protecting Cheetah in South Africa

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Running fast towards extinction largely due to human wildlife conflict is our planet’s cheetah population. Could guard dogs be a solution to protect them? According to Cheetah Outreach, currently there are only approximately 7,500 cheetahs left in Africa, compared to the 100,000 world-wide at the turn of the century 1. Of these, South Africa holds approximately 850 […]

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Breeding Cheetahs: For What Real Purpose?

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If not released to the wilds why are we breeding Cheetahs? Gene pool conservation, zoos, canned hunting, entertainment. Nestled in the hills near Hartebeestpoort dam is a Cheetah Center started back in 1971 when a farmer shot a female Cheetah with cubs. Today, the 50 odd resident Cheetah live in spacious enclosures and are gorgeous […]

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Wonderful Volunteer Wednesday – Sandra Robbins, Writer

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Nikela works because ordinary people volunteer their time and expertise to write, illustrate, tweet, do web stuff and more. Volunteers are Nikela’s life blood! We are ever grateful to those who contribute. You make a difference, as we together help those who save wildlife. Today we spotlight more than a volunteer… [you’ll understand later] Meet […]

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