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Make the Wild A Better Place

Saturday,
October 7

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Help Cheetah Conservation Fund Make the Wild A Better Place

Saturday, October 7, 11:00am
Dr. Laurie Marker, Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Chase Administration Building, Tennity Boardroom

This event is open to the public at no cost.

Join us on Saturday, October 7 at 11:00am, to learn from Dr. Laurie Marker, Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, about the holistic conservation, education, and research work that Cheetah Conservation Fund has been doing for more than 33 years in Namibia.

Before becoming Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in 1990, Dr. Laurie Marker began her career working with cheetahs at Wildlife Safari, a wildlife park in the United States. She first traveled to South West Africa (now Namibia) while conducting research into the rewilding of captive-born cheetahs.

Dr. Marker’s research proved that cheetahs held in captivity could be taught to hunt but, more importantly, it was during this time she discovered livestock farmers were killing wild cheetah by the hundreds. Without intervention, the future of the species would be in jeopardy. For this reason, Dr. Marker decided to found CCF and move to Namibia.

 

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