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On 1 June we were greeted with the news that a female cheetah with 5 cubs was in the Salama study area between the Kima Group Ranch and Stanely Ranch in the southern section of our study area. Our community officer (Lumumba) and scouts (Jimmy and Pius) were fearing the worst between January and May when cheetah tracks and sighting reports were low.
Written by Victoria Yu - volunteer with Action for Cheetahs
Wanna help? Wana Duma!
For years, one of CCFK's past volunteers, Susanne Garrison, supported schoolchildren in our neighbor community of Gilgil by providing for materials, uniforms, and fees. In 2006, Maxime Lapidaire of Cheetah Friends Europe (and former CCFK volunteer) sponsored a Salama student's secondary education. Now, we've made their work official.
By Mary Wykstra - ACK Director
About ten years ago I purchased a banner at a Zoo event auction. I have placed it in various places in my residencies in the last years, but none has been as appropriate as in our new field camp. Now a cheetah hangs to greet our staff and volunteers each time they approach the kitchen/office area. It overlooks our tents to keep us focused on our purpose here.
Action for Cheetahs in Kenya needs your help. To make a donation, please visit Project Survival – www.cathaven.com/shop/
Written by Victoria Yu using past newsletters...
July 2004-October 2005: Phase 1—complete.
Though our census is now complete, in 2006 the real work was just beginning. With our East African Wildlife Society and Kenya Wildlife Service partners we drafted the report on phase I and evaluated our methodology to begin Phase II of the National Cheetah Survey. Thanks to our project sponsors, Cincinnati Zoo Angel Fund, EAWLS Stichting and Cheetah Conservation Fund… we are well on our way to a better understanding of cheetahs in Kenya.
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