Helping the Cheetah Outreach Trust survive the Covid-19 pandemic
- By: Korky Levanon
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/helping-the-cheetah-outreach-trust-survive
The global Covid-19 pandemic and the strict lockdown/quarantine measures introduced in many countries, including South Africa, has severely affected the funding stream of the Cheetah Outreach Trust’s in-situ conservation work. Some of our long-term supporting international zoos and individual donors have had to cancel or put on hold their conservation funding to the Cheetah Outreach Trust due to the unforeseen financial pressure created by the pandemic and to make provision for their own financial requirements to make ends meet. Furthermore, the lockdown and restrictions put in place by the South African Government has resulted in our having to cancel our annual fundraising golf day.
All this has placed a lot of pressure on the Cheetah Outreach Trust to continue our work and financial responsibilities in the near foreseeable future.
The Cheetah Outreach Trust relies totally on the support of donors for our conservation work. We appeal to every one of our loyal supporters, friends and donors to help us in these difficult times we face for us to continue our conservation work in the mitigation of human-wildlife conflict. Since 2005 we have placed 328 livestock guarding dogs and secured 427 000Ha as predator-friendly habitat. Without continuous monitoring and support by our two field officers to the farmers where these dogs have been placed, the free ranging cheetah (and other predators such as leopard and brown hyena) will lose this habitat due to retaliatory lethal actions taken by farmers to try and manage the predation conflict. Besides this, our field officers are always available to support and advise all livestock farmers on predation management, regardless if they have a livestock guarding dog or not.
Any donations to support the conservation work of the Cheetah Outreach Trust would be greatly appreciated. As we are a registered PBO we can issue an 18A tax receipt for donations received. Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact [email protected]
- Mar 16, 2021 - USD $ 336.12
- "This is the adoption fee for Jeanne per Korky. Thank you for all the wonderful work you do for these precious creatures." - Claire Cook
- Jan 22, 2021 - USD $ 675.49
for Deons work" - wild wonders
- Jan 10, 2021 - USD $ 327.17
A little more to help" - Jo Hedge
- Jan 09, 2021 - USD $ 196.30
So blessed to be able to give to these amazing beautiful animals through Cheetah Outreach" - Kathy
- Dec 11, 2020 - USD $ 118.43
Please send tax receipt" - Sarah Butler
- Dec 11, 2020 - USD $ 33.50
Happy Holiday to Jessica Bettencourt (and "our" cheetah, Romeo) with Aloha from Candace Jacobsen" - Jessica Bettencourt
- Dec 11, 2020 - USD $ 33.50
Happy Holiday to Erik Jacobsen (and "our" Cheetah, Romeo) with Love and Aloha from your Mum, Candace Jacobsen" - Erik Jacobsen
- Nov 24, 2020 - R 2 000.00
Donation in lieu of annual Theatre on the Bay fundraiser ticket purchase" - GOODSURE Brokers (Pty) Ltd
- May 07, 2020 - R 1 000.00
- "Goodsure supports Cheetah Outreach" - Goodsure
- Apr 14, 2020 - R 200.00
Thank you for your efforts in keeping the cheetahs and other animals safe during this time." - Dee Schoultz
CCF Cheetah Outreach Trust
Cheetah Outreach Trust is a non-for-profit conservation organisation dedicated to the protection of the free-ranging cheetah. The work of the Cheetah Outreach Trust is focused in four key areas: environmental education, reduction of wildlife-human conflict through applied and effective in situ (field-based) strategies, advocacy for the elimination of illegal trade and research. Our organization embodies this holistic approach to the conservation of this endangered, flagship African predator.
Cheetah Outreach operates from its home in the Western Cape of South Africa, where we provide a tourism, visitor based opportunity as well as hosting on-site curriculum linked educational activities for learners and teachers.