BENEFITING: Cheetah Conservation Fund
EVENT DATE: May 03, 2014
The world's fastest land mammal, the cheetah, is the most unique and specialized member of the cat family reaching speeds of 110 kph. It has a lean sleek body with long legs making it an athlete built for speed. It is not an aggressive animal and chooses flight over fight.
Most of us engaging in this fund raiser unlike the Cheetahs are not built for speed, but we are hoping to go the distance and take on the 'fight' for the Cheetah in 2014 by engaging in a number of long distance runs commencing with the 19km 'Run the Rock' at Hanging Rock on 3 May 2014 - a big challenge but nowhere near as big as the challenge facing the cheetahs. We are hoping that you will support us in our cause and help us reach or even surpass our fund raiser target. All contributions will go directly to one of the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s most successful programs to help save the wild cheetah - the Kangal/Anatolian Shepherd Livestock Guarding Dog program.
These special dogs, raised and bred at CCF's Namibian headquarters, are given free to local farmers. The dogs protect the livestock resulting in dramatic reductions of livestock losses due to cheetahs with most farmers reporting an 80% reduction in the loss of livestock due to cheetahs and other predators. Such success has meant farmers no longer need to kill cheetahs to protect their livestock and their livelihood.