Rebecca Much via Crowdrise
January 26, 2012
BENEFITING: Cheetah Conservation Fund
One of the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s most successful programs to help save the wild cheetah is the Kangal/Anatolian Shepherd Livestock Guarding Dog program. These special dogs, raised and bred at CCF Namibia headquarters, are given to Namibian farmers. The dogs protect livestock from cheetah attacks, barking loudly whenever they see a cheetah or predator, scaring the big cats away. Farmers no longer need to kill cheetahs to protect their livestock and their livelihood. How successful has the program been? Very. Most farmers report a 100% reduction in livestock kills by cheetahs and other predators.