BENEFITING: FELIDAE CONSERVATION FUND
Help us protect Tsavo Cheetahs
The Tsavos are a vast ecosystem of wildlife diversity, with multiple tribal communities residing on the peripheries of the park boundaries. They are also home to one of the last remaining population strongholds for the cheetah in all of East Africa - the Tsavo cheetah population.
Our project covers a vast area, which is necessary for a species with such a large home range. We are raising funds in April and May to fund transportation costs for the initial survey into cheetah presence, with individual cheetah identification and monitoring along the Kasigau Wildlife Corridor into southern Tsavo West. This will be accomplished through both ground surveys for prey, cheetah spoor and direct sightings and camera trap deployment. As we survey the area, we will also be conducting informal interviews with neighbouring residents and stakeholders to gain information on potential threats to the cheetah.
To date, data on individual cheetahs and their distribution and movements is lacking along the Kasigau Wildlife Corridor into Tsavo West National Park to the boundary line of Tanzania, into Mkomazi National Park. From the Tsavo East cheetah population and Rukinga Sanctuary across the Mombasa Road there is potential for a large, connecting cheetah population through to Tsavo West and even trans-boundary movements into Tanzania, but evidence is deficient; hence the need for further and collaborative research.
We are the only group working on behalf of cheetahs in the Tsavo ecosystem. 100% of donations for Tsavo Cheetah Project are utilized directly in the field for these efforts.
Asante sana (Thank you, very much) for caring about the Tsavo cheetahs.