Cheetah 2020: Focus on the Future

30-Year Celebration to Benefit Cheetah Conservation Fund

EVENT TIME

Sat, October 03, 2020

Pictured above is a close-up of an original painting by Anne London, an internationally recognized American artist whose work combines two of her passions: visual art and wildlife conservation. Anne's artwork is a celebration of endangered species. The artwork will be for sale in CCF's live auction event.

 

Join Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of Cheetah Conservation Funds (CCF) for our first-ever Virtual Celebration Event Fundraiser where you will experience the work being done by CCF field conservationists who are on the frontlines in Africa. Meet Brian Badger, CCF Director of Conservation & Outreach, as he interviews via Cheetah TV the many people working at CCF with local people and wildlife to save the cheetah and other endangered species from extinction. Learn about the research, education, and conservation efforts CCF implements to help people learn to live in harmony with wildlife and preserve our planet. Also, view CCF's Auctions* and bid on the items of your choice. 

 

Join Dr. Laurie Marker at the Live-Streamed Event as she presents her Keynote speech to highlight CCF's achievements, an awards ceremony and details of CCF's Focus for the Future.  Enjoy this portion of the fundraising event to include special guests and appearances, access to the streaming portion of the live auction and much more. 

 

For those who want a more interactive experience with Dr. Laurie Marker. At the VIP Experience you can join Laurie for a Zoomfari video call in an open discussion about conservation and CCF. This intimate and interactive opportunity with Dr. Marker will be limited to no more than 20 people per ZOOM call. The VIP portion of the event will occur after the October 3rd event. A convenient date and time will be chosen between October 6th and Novermber 10th. The first 250 U.S. VIP registrants will receive a special swag box of goodies.

 

Join CCF’s Silent* and Live Auctions to bid on unique and one of a kind cheetah auction items like the painting on the invitation image above from Anne London, an internationally recognized American artist whose work combines two of her passions: visual art and wildlife conservation. We will also have travel packages, behind the scenes tours from several zoo partners, and so much more. All proceeds will benefit the CCF’s mission to save the cheetah. 

 

 

Special Guests 


Master of Ceremonies 

 

As an explorer and respected field scientist, Richard Wiese has traveled to all seven continents. He was the youngest president of the legendary Explorers Club and was re-elected to the position in 2018. Richard has tagged jaguars in the Yucatan jungles, led expeditions to the Northern Territory of Australia and was a member of the largest medical expedition ever conducted on Mt. Everest. 

 

His achievements include: The first acsent of an unclimbed mountian in Alaska, discovering 29 new life forms on Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro, and cross-country skiing to the North Pole. As a journalist, he has recieved numberous honors, including an Emmy Award, a Genesis Award, an Associated Press Folio Award, a Golden Halo Award and the 2012 Walter Cronkite Award for his contributions to journalism and exploration. He is also the author of Born to Explore: How To Be A Backyard Adventurer.

 

Richard first visisted Cheetah Conservation Fund's Research and Education Centre in 2012 to film an episode of Born to Explore with Dr. Laurie Marker which appeared on Litton's Weekend Adventure. In 2018, Richard revisisted CCF's work saving the cheetah in a PBS special Namibia: Land of the Cheetah. 

 

Richard Wiese also serves on CCF's United Stated Board of Trustees. 

 

 

Honorary Host 

 

Cynthia Smoot is the Emmy award-winning co-anchor of the FOX 13 News at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

 

When she's not at the anchor desk, Cynthia's likely covering a story about Florida's fabulous wildlife or people and their pets. She loves nature and enjoys helping Tampa Bay viewers get to know some of the interesting creatures in their own backyard. 

 

In 2017, Cynthia visited Cheetah Conservation Fund's Research and Education Centre in Namibia with Dr. Laurie Marker and later became one of CCF's United States Ambassadors. 

 

 

Schedule

Virtual Anniversary Celebration  

9:00 am to 6:30 pm (EST)  

(Excludes Live & VIP)

Live-Stream Event  

Starts at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (EST)

VIP Experience 

9:00 am to 9:00 pm (EST)  

(Includes All Portions of the Live Streaming Event Plus More)  

 

If you have a promo code - please make sure you scroll down on the registration page, go to the blue hyper link on the right hand side of the page and click on Apply Promo Code. Apply Promo Code must be chosen before you chose your ticket type. 

 

 

If you would like to see both the full day program as well as the evening event choose the ticketing options for

Virtual Event Free and either Live-Steamed Event or VIP.

(Do not choose all three options)  

 

Sponsors

 

Title Sponsor - B2Gold

Learn more about B2Gold's commitment to conservation at b2gold.com

Presenting Sponsor - Zegrahm Expeditions

 

*CCF Silent Auction will close on October 4th at 11:59 pm EST

Please be advised that shipping outside of the USA or internationally will be the responsibility of the winning bidder. 

 

For more information, Monday - Friday 9 to 5  (EST) 866-909-3399 or email info@cheetah.org


 

 

 

Registration


Free Virtual Event (Free)

9:00 am to 6:30 pm (EST)  

(Excludes Live & VIP Events)

Entry to join CCF's Virtual Anniversary Celebration via Cheetah TV (meet Brian Badger, CCF Director of Conservation & Outreach) - everyone is welcome to join CCF for a full day of streaming family friendly educational presentations and enjoy the silent auction.

  • Virtual Event
  • Access to bid on CCF Auctions

 

*CCF Silent Auction will close on October 4th at 11:59 pm EST

 

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$100 Live-Stream Event

Join Dr. Laurie Marker, KeynoteProgram

Starts - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm (EST)

Entry to Dr. Marker’s Keynote, Donor Recognition Ceremony, Silent and Live Auction, plus all the perks of free general admission.

  • The Live-Stream Event with Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder & Executive Director, Keynote Speaker 
  • Virtual Event (9:00 am to 6:30 pm EST)
  • Special Guest Appearances
  • Donor Recognition Awards Ceremony
  • Silent Auction
  • Live-Streamed Auction

 

*CCF Silent Auction will close on October 4th at 11:59 pm EST

 

 

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$250 VIP Experience

The VIP Zoomfari Experience 

 

 

9:00 am to 9:00 pm (EST)

(Includes All Portions of the Event Plus More)

 

Join Founder and Executive Director of CCF, Dr. Laurie Marker for a VIP Zoomfari video call in an open discussion about conservation and CCF. This intimate and interactive opportunity with Dr. Marker will be limited to no more than 20 people per Zoom call. The VIP portion of the event will occur after the Oct 3 event. A convenient date and time will be chosen between the dates of October 6th and November 10th. The first 250 U.S. VIP registrants will receive a special swag box of goodies. (Shipped within the U.S. only) Includes All Portions of the Live Streaming Event Plus More!

 

  • The Live-Stream Program begins at 6:30 pm EST, Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder & Executive Director, Keynote Speaker,
  • Virtual Event (9:00 am to 6:30 pm EST)
  • An intimate and interactive Zoomfari with Dr. Laurie Marker to be scheduled after the event. 
  • Special Guest Appearances
  • Donor Recognition Awards Ceremony
  • Silent Auction
  • Live-Streamed Auction
  • Swag Box Goodies

 

*CCF Silent Auction will close on October 4th at 11:59 pm EST

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Event Offers


$50 A Future for Cheetahs

Dr. Marker and noted wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas have teamed up to bring you the most intimate portrait yet of the world's fastest land animal, the cheetah in their upcoming book, A Future For Cheetahs. For the first time, Dr. Marker shares the story of the cheetah's race against extinction, illustrated with some of the rarest and most beautiful images yet of the wild cheetah. By Dr. Laurie Marker Photo's by Suzi Eszterhas. Glossy, full color images 208 pages in an attractive 10" x 8" hardcover format

 

  • Hardcover 10"x8" 208 pages Cover price: $45
  • with US shipping and handling: $50.00 
  • with international shipping and handling: $68.00 

 

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$110 Cheetahs - Biology and Conservation

 

Published by Elsevier, this 7.5" x 9.25", hardback textbook is 500 pages of the most comprehensive information to date, on the cheetah and the problems they face in the wild.

 

  • Contains contributions written by the world's leading cheetah researchers and practitioners, focused on this high-profile species of conservation concern.
  • Presents the latest in cheetah research and conservation efforts globally, furthering range-wide conservation plans for the cheetah in the wild, and best practice for their management in captivity
  • Includes contributions from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, ranging from genetics, ecology/behavior to large landscape conservation, policy, and the impact of climate change.
  • Helps lay a foundation for the cheetah community worldwide by assembling current knowledge of the species and making it available not only to cheetah researchers and conservationists, but also to policy makers, business leaders, zoo managers, academics, students, and people interested in the cheetah and it's future.

 

Cheetahs Biology and Conservation edited by: Laurie Marker Founder/Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Otjiwarongo, Namibia and Alexandria, VA, USA; Lorraine K. Boast Research Associate, Cheetah Conservation Botswana; Anne Schmidt-Kuntzel, Assistant Director for Animal Health and Research, Cheetah Conservation Fund, Otjiwarongo, Namibia. Series Editor - Philip J. Nyhus Environmental Studies Program, Colby College, Waterville, ME, USA

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$20 Cheetahs: A Celebration of Speed and Elegance

Dr. Marker and Suzi Eszterhas have teamed up again to revisit the cheetahs from their beautiful book A Future for Cheetahs. This gift book features beautiful images from wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas paired with cheetah facts from Dr. Laurie Marker. full-color photography 112 pages in a landscape, hard-cover 7.5? x 5.5? format

  • Special price: $20.00 includes shipping and handling.
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$22 Chewbaaka

Dr. Marker and Illustrator Jessie Jordan brought their knowledge and talent together to create Chewbaaka, a beautiful illustrated kids' book about the life and legacy of CCF's most famous cheetah ambassador.full-color illustrations, printed on recycled paper 28 pages in a landscape, soft-cover format

  • Cover price with contiguous US shipping and handling: $22.00
  • with Alaska/Hawaii and international shipping and handling: $28.95

 

 

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SOLD OUT
$12 Macalania Nut Keychain

THE GREATER WATERBERG LANDSCAPE COLLECTION

 

GW-06: Macalania Nut Keychain (CCF Arts & Crafts) 

 

Material : Vegetable Ivory, Macalania nut.

 

These are crafted from the nut of the Makalani palm, a tree that is endemic to the Northern regions of Namibia. The nuts are traditionally utilised by the Owambo Peoples who live in Northern Namibia, but the nuts are widely distributed throughout Namibia. The process of creating the pieces is done by sustainably collecting fallen nuts, peeling the outer layer of the nut, and carving the inner hard core. At CCF, running cheetahs and cheetah faces are cleverly carved into these nuts, which are then made into necklace pendants and keyrings, secured with leather and twine.

 

The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia. CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$25 Tamboti Wood Bracelet

SAN BUSHMAN COLLECTION

 

SB-05: Tamboti Wood Bracelet  (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Material: Tamboti wood, ostrich eggshell

 

These pieces are constructed from wooden beads from the wood of the tamboti tree, a tree which is endemic to Southern Africa. This is a very special handcrafted bracelet which omits the scent of Tamboti Wood which has a musky sweet smell. Similar to a cedar closet. It is both fashionable for men and woman.

 

The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia apply their traditional skills to create jewelry, often with natural resources and materials available to them. Largely isolated from colonialism until the last century, San Bushmen women create intricate pieces of jewelry using wild seeds, pieces of tree roots, horns, bone, leather, tortoiseshell and most importantly, beads created from ostrich eggshell.

 

Special Instructions: Each piece of jewelry is one-of-a-kind. Purchasing Namibian craft jewelry not only provides sustainable income and an alternative livelihood for the people of Namib-ia, but also supports the continuation of traditional craft-making practices.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$40 Himba Carved Bracelets - LARGE

HIMBA COLLECTION

 

HI-03: Himba Carved Bracelets - LARGE (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Material: Upcycled PVC, Color/pattern varies

 

PVC bracelets made from PVC piping are an alternative to elephant Ivory.

 

Himba Bracelet: These bracelets were traditionally fashioned from elephant ivory, but today these bracelets are sustainably and ethically crafted from repurposed PVC water pipe instead. The piping is cut by hand into various sizes, and decorated with hand carved cheetah design. The Himba peoples if Northern Namibia are considered to be some of the last semi-nomadic indigenous people of the country. Himba continue to wear these items as symbols of rich cultural tradition, worn by men and women to indicate status within their communities.

 

Himba jewelry is crafted from locally sourced ostrich leather, ostrich shells, iron and copper. The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia. CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$25 Bartata Wooden Bracelet

SAN BUSHMAN COLLECTION

 

SB-06: Bartata Wooden Bracelet  (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Material: Balsa wood, ostrich eggshell

 

Sport this wider sytle bracelet for both men and woman. Each piece of jewelry is one-of-a-kind.

 

Purchasing Namibian craft jewelry not only provides sustainable income and an alternative livelihood for the people of Namib-ia, but also supports the continuation of traditional craft-making practices.

 

The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia apply their traditional skills to create jewelry, often with natural resources and materials available to them. Largely isolated from colonialism until the last century, San Bushmen women create intricate pieces of jewelry using wild seeds, pieces of tree roots, horns, bone, leather, tortoiseshell and most importantly, beads created from ostrich eggshell.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$25 Double Chain Magazine Necklace

THE GREATER WATERBERG LANDSCAPE COLLECTION

 

GW-13: Double Chain Magazine (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Necklace Beaded Necklaces are handmade by the artisans of the Greater Waterberg Landscape. The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia.

 

CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$35 Ostrich Eggshell Necklace Assorted style

SAN BUSHMAN COLLECTION

 

SB-02: Ostrich Eggshell Necklace

 

Assorted styles Each piece of jewelry is one-of-a-kind. Purchasing Namibian craft jewelry not only provides sustainable income and an alternative livelihood for the people of Namib-ia, but also supports the continuation of traditional craft-making practices. The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia apply their traditional skills to create jewelry, often with natural resources and materials available to them. Largely isolated from colonialism until the last century, San Bushmen women create intricate pieces of jewelry using wild seeds, pieces of tree roots, horns, bone, leather, tortoise shell and most importantly, beads created from ostrich eggshell.

 

Ostich Eggshell Jewelry - According to archaeological studies, ostrich eggshell bead making is over a 40,000 year old tradition. Ostrich egghsell jewelry has been worn as ornamentation and often given as gifts for thousands of years. The process to create the intricate jewelry is very time consuming, as each bead is hand made by the San Bushmen.

 

The San Bushmen are the oldest inhabitants of Africa and many still maintain a similar lifestyle to that of their ancestors from thousands of years ago. Ostrich eggs are broken into shards and then further broken into smaller pieces. Each piece is then hand shaped into beads using handmade tools specifically for the job. Finally, they are strung onto a rolled sinew thread and rubbed down to smooth and polish them. Bushman Artisans use natural dyes to color the beads in different shades of black and brown.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$25 Beaded Necklace

THE GREATER WATERBERG LANDSCAPE COLLECTION

 

GW-03 (CCF Arts & Crafts) 

 

Beaded Necklaces are handmade by the artisans of the Greater Waterberg Landscape. The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia.

 

CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$20 Himba Carved Bracelets - Small

HIMBA COLLECTION

 

HI-01: Himba Carved Bracelets - Small (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Material: Upcycled PVC, Color/pattern varies

 

  • PVC bracelets made from PVC piping are an alternative to elephant Ivory.

 

Himba Bracelet: These bracelets were traditionally fashioned from elephant ivory, but today these bracelets are sustainably and ethically crafted from repurposed PVC water pipe instead. The piping is cut by hand into various sizes, and decorated with hand carved cheetah design. The Himba peoples if Northern Namibia are considered to be some of the last semi-nomadic indigenous people of the country. Himba continue to wear these items as symbols of rich cultural tradition, worn by men and women to indicate status within their communities.

 

Himba jewelry is crafted from locally sourced ostrich leather, ostrich shells, iron and copper. The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia. CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$30 Ostrich Eggshell Bracelet Wide

SAN BUSHMAN COLLECTION


SB-04: Ostrich Eggshell Bracelet Wide, Assorted Styles (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Purchasing Namibian craft jewelry not only provides sustainable income and an alternative livelihood for the people of Namib-ia, but also supports the continuation of traditional craft-making practices. The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia apply their traditional skills to create jewelry, often with natural resources and materials available to them. Largely isolated from colonialism until the last century, San Bushmen women create intricate pieces of jewelry using wild seeds, pieces of tree roots, horns, bone, leather, tortoiseshell and most importantly, beads created from ostrich eggshell.

 

Ostich Eggshell Jewelry - According to archaeological studies, ostrich eggshell bead making is over a 40,000 year old tradition. Ostrich egghsell jewelry has been worn as ornamentation and often given as gifts for thousands of years. The process to create the intricate jewelry is very time consuming, as each bead is hand made by the San Bushmen.

 

The San Bushmen are the oldest inhabitants of Africa and many still maintain a similar lifestyle to that of their ancestors from thousands of years ago. Ostrich eggs are broken into shards and then further broken into smaller pieces. Each piece is then hand shaped into beads using handmade tools specifically for the job. Finally, they are strung onto a rolled sinew thread and rubbed down to smooth and polish them. Bushman Artisans use natural dyes to color the beads in different shades of black and brown.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$25 Macalania Nut with Carved Cheetah - Necklace

THE GREATER WATERBERG LANDSCAPE COLLECTION

 

GW-06: Macalania Nut Necklace (CCF Arts & Crafts) 

 

Material : Vegetable Ivory, Macalania nut.

 

These are crafted from the nut of the Makalani palm, a tree that is endemic to the Northern regions of Namibia. The nuts are traditionally utilised by the Owambo Peoples who live in Northern Namibia, but the nuts are widely distributed throughout Namibia. The process of creating the pieces is done by sustainably collecting fallen nuts, peeling the outer layer of the nut, and carving the inner hard core. At CCF, running cheetahs and cheetah faces are cleverly carved into these nuts, which are then made into necklace pendants and keyrings, secured with leather and twine.

 

The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia. CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$30 Square Bone Bracelet

SAN BUSHMAN COLLECTION

 

SB-07: Square Bone Bracelet (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Material: Bone, beads, elastic

 

Each piece of jewelry is one-of-a-kind. Purchasing Namibian craft jewelry not only provides sustainable income and an alternative livelihood for the people of Namib-ia, but also supports the continuation of traditional craft-making practices. The San Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia apply their traditional skills to create jewelry, often with natural resources and materials available to them. Largely isolated from colonialism until the last century, San Bushmen women create intricate pieces of jewelry using wild seeds, pieces of tree roots, horns, bone, leather, tortoiseshell and most importantly, beads created from ostrich eggshell.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$125 CHEETAH by Mark Segal

This amazing Cheetah book by renowned fashion photographer Mark Segal.

 

Book bound in Italy and measures about 14" x 10". 

 

Segal's celebration of this regal feline also records the cheetah's alarming path toward extinction.

 

"For the past 15 years, American photographer Mark Segal’s fascination with the world’s fastest land mammal has taken him across the US, Europe, Kenya, Namibia, and South Africa. What started out as an aesthetic obsession evolved as he deepened his understanding of this fierce yet fragile creature and its rapid path toward extinction. “My desire changed from simply wanting to experience cheetahs for my own selfish curiosity to wanting to contribute to their conservation.”

 

Segal has traveled to various cheetah research and conservation centers, in an effort to show the beauty of this magnificent predator and to draw awareness to its endangered state in the wild. Known for his moody and emotional portrait and fashion work, Segal takes a personal approach to photographing nature, employing a vision that differs distinctly from most wildlife photographers.

 

The images collected in this monograph, designed by Fabien Baron, stand at a waypoint in Segal’s elusive and ongoing odyssey toward a deeper understanding of this regal feline and the mysterious hold it has on him. His wish is that viewers will be captivated as he is by the beauty of the cheetah and will recognize the imperative to protect the animal and ensure its survival on our planet.

 

Donated by longtime friend and supporter Mark Segal.

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$25 Single Chain Magazine Necklace

THE GREATER WATERBERG LANDSCAPE COLLECTION

 

GW-12: Single Chain Magazine, colors vary (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Necklace are handmade by the artisans of the Greater Waterberg Landscape. These unique pieces are handmade using repurposed magazines. Colourful pages are cut into thin strips and hand rolled into tight beads. These are secured with a coating of varnished, and threaded onto recycled string, elastic or twine.

 

The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia. CCF jewelryproducts are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$15 Save The Cheetah Bracelet

GREATER WATERBERG LANDSCAPE COLLECTION

 

GW-01 Save the Cheetah Bracelet

 

These unique Save The Cheetah Bracelets are handmade using re-purposed magazines. Colorful pages are cut into thin strips and hand rolled into tight beads. These are secured with a coating of varnished, and threaded onto recycled string, elastic or twine.

 

Colors vary Material: Upcycled magazine beads, elastic The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia.

 

CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$15 Beaded Cheetah Face Necklace

THE GREATER WATERBERG LANDSCAPE COLLECTION

 

GW-04: Beaded Cheetah Face Necklace (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Beaded Necklaces are handmade by the artisans of the Greater Waterberg Landscape. One of CCF's employees, Agnes, hand makes each of these pieces. She also teaches rural community members (e.g. Hereroland) how to make crafts. The colourful beads are made from upcycled magazines, not only do they make beautiful beads for jewelry, they also help the environment by finding another use for the magazines that would otherwise be thrown away. The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia. CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

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$25 Assorted Rock Gemstone Necklace

THE GREATER WATERBERG LANDSCAPE COLLECTION

 

GW-15: Assorted Rock Gemstone Necklaces (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia. CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

  • Includes shipping within the US.
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$30 Himba Carved Bracelet - Meduim

HI-03: Himba Carved Bracelets - MEDIUM (CCF Arts & Crafts)

 

Material: Upcycled PVC, Color/pattern varies

 

  • PVC bracelets made from PVC piping are an alternative to elephant Ivory.

 

Himba Bracelet: These bracelets were traditionally fashioned from elephant ivory, but today these bracelets are sustainably and ethically crafted from repurposed PVC water pipe instead. The piping is cut by hand into various sizes, and decorated with hand carved cheetah design. The Himba peoples if Northern Namibia are considered to be some of the last semi-nomadic indigenous people of the country. Himba continue to wear these items as symbols of rich cultural tradition, worn by men and women to indicate status within their communities.

 

Himba jewelry is crafted from locally sourced ostrich leather, ostrich shells, iron and copper. The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia. CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

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$1,200 Museum Prints - Chewbaaka in Focus

MUSEUM PRINTS

 

This lovely giclee fine art print of Chewbaaka in Focus - unframed size: 36" X 48" is a limited edition of the original exclusive oil painting made by Anne E. London just for CCF's 30th Anniversary. Anne E. London, is an internationally recognized American visual artist of  wildlife and is here to  celebrate endangered species., "We can change the future of animals in Africa, by using art to protect wildlife."

 

2020 Simon Combes Award

 

Anne London will receive AFC's 2020 award. Due to COVID-19, the presentation has been tentatively moved from this year's AFC Festival in Vancouver to the James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art in St. Petersburg, Florida in spring of 2021. This close-up of an original painting by Anne London, an internationally recognized American artist whose work combines two of her passions: visual art and wildlife conservation. Anne's artwork is a celebration of endangered species from Africa.

 

100% of proceeds will go toward the Cheetah Conservation Fund. 

 

More about Anne E. London and her Wildlife Studio: https://gallery.artistsforconservation.org/artists/1426

 

Donated by Artist for Conservation Awardee Anne E. London. 

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$150 Commemorative "Chewbaaka in Focus"

 

COMMEMORATIVE POSTER

"Chewbaaka in Focus"

Signed Limited Edition

 

 

Autographed by Anne E. London and Dr. Laurie Marker

 

This signed commemorative poster 16' x 20" of "Chewbaaka in Focus" is a limited edition of the original exclusive oil painting made by Anne E. London just for tonight's event. Anne E. London, is an internationally recognized American visual artist of  wildlife and is here to  celebrate endangered species., "We can change the future of animals in Africa, by using art to protect wildlife." 

Paper: 46# Coated Bond Inkjet Matte Paper

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$75 Poster "Chewbaaka in Focus"

COMMEMORATIVE POSTER

"Chewbaaka in Focus"

 

This limited edition size 16"x20" of the commemorative poster "Chewbaaka in Focus" is a copy of the original exclusive oil painting made by Anne E. London just for tonight's event. Anne E. London, is an internationally recognized American visual artist of  wildlife and is here to  celebrate endangered species., "We can change the future of animals in Africa, by using art to protect wildlife." Paper: 46# Coated Bond Inkjet Matte Paper

 

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$50 Livestock Guarding Dog Plushy

Get a large Livestock Guarding Dog (LGD) and Goat Plushy in recognition of CCF's LGD Program with sponsorship. This is a special opportunity in celebration of CCF's 30th Anniversary and normally cost $125 or more.  Each Livestock Guarding Dog costs CCF over $500 a year in care. These costs include food, vaccinations, new-owner support, veterinary care and long-term monitoring. Your donation will also support training programs for the farmers.

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$25 Medium Cheetah Plushy with Sponsorship

Cheetah Plushy with Sponsorship
In celebration of CCF's 30th Anniversary today you get a plushy and a sponsorship.  Your sponsorship of a non-releasable resident cheetah helps CCF continue its work toward saving the species in the wild. You will receive two yearly updates once you pick your cheetah. 

 

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$15 Small Cheetah Plushy with Sponsorship

Small Cheetah with Sponsorship
In celebration of CCF's 30th Anniversary today you get a plushy and a sponsorship.  Your sponsorship of a non-releasable resident cheetah helps CCF continue its work toward saving the species in the wild. You will receive two yearly updates once you pick your cheetah. You can print a sponsorship certificate and the latest cheetah update with the instructions you receive on the cheetah tags.

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$5 Cheetah Paw Key Chain

Cheetah Paw Key Chain are handmade by the artisans of the Greater Waterberg Landscape. The purchase of craft products supports Cheetah Conservation Fund's (CCF) community based initiative to help improve livelihoods in rural communities, while supporting CCF's ongoing research,education, and conservation programmes in Namibia.

 

CCF jewelry products are sourced and created by various Namibian and South African women, inspired by and crafted from rich traditional and cultural practices, made from naturally found materials.

 

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Made in Various colors: black, white, red, and yellow fur
Material: Goat leather,
Springbok fur

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$10,000 Fund A Program

Support this program today and receive a gift! (1) Anne E. London Museum Print - Chewbaaka in Focus.  

 

In Somaliland CCF needs your help to support its efforts against Illegal Wildlife Trade. CCF's Education Programs here are being developed for rural farmers in Somaliland to replicate the successful efforts of CCF Namibia. Your support will help reduce trafficking and increase awareness through education, research and conservation. 

 

For CCF Sponsorships: While your donation is nominally earmarked for your sponsored cheetah or project, we reserve the right to redirect your donation to CCF’s greatest need.

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$5,000 Fund A Cheetah

Support CCF's Fund-A-Cheetah Program and the first six individuals will receive a Professional Cheetah Canvas Wrap by Wildlife Photographer, Suzi Esterhas.

 

It costs CCF approximately $5,000 per year to feed, house, and provide medical care for the cheetahs being cared for at CCF headquarters in Namibia and at our cheetah safe house in Somaliland. Many of the cheetahs that are under CCF’s care came to CCF as orphaned young cubs, injured adolescents, or they were kept as pets and turned over as adults. For multiple reasons resident cheetahs would not be able to successfully care for themselves in the wild so they cannot be released.

 

Additionally, there are cheetahs that come to us that are candidates for reintroduction back into the wild and CCF works diligently to make sure that they are prepared to succeed when they are released.

 

For CCF Sponsorships: While your donation is nominally earmarked for your sponsored cheetah or project, we reserve the right to redirect your donation to CCF’s greatest need.

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$2,500 Fund An African Wild Dog

Support CCF’s African Wild Dog Programs and the first six individuals will receive a Professional African Wild Dog Canvas Wrap by Wildlife Photographer, Suzi Esterhas.

 

Over the last several years CCF has taken in several litters of orphaned African Wild dogs that have been rehabilitated and prepared for reintroduction. The cost to care for these orphans helps to increase their successful transition back into the wild. Another crucial part of the CCF’s AWD program is education outreach and human-wildlife conflict mitigation in the Eastern Region of Namibia where we find the majority of the AWD program. In the early part of 2020, CCF established CCF East as a base of operations in Okakarara to be better poised to serve and collaborate with these communities, mitigate conflict, and build relationships in the region.

 

For CCF Sponsorships: While your donation is nominally earmarked for your sponsored cheetah or project, we reserve the right to redirect your donation to CCF’s greatest need.

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$1,000 Fund A Livestock Guarding Dog Program

Support an Livestock Guarding Dog (LGD) today! Each LGD costs CCF over $500 a year in care. These costs include food, vaccinations, new-owner support, veterinary care and long-term monitoring. Your donation will also support training programs for the farmers.

 

CCF has placed more than 670 dogs with Namibian farmers since the programme began in 1994. Currently with approximately 333 working dogs on Namibian farms with a four-year waiting list. The dogs are credited with saving hundreds of cheetah lives since the LGD programme began, as well as the lives of other predators and small stock. The LGD Program is responsible for mitigating farmer–predator conflict by 80 to 100%. Thanks to this great program, Namibia is known as the cheetah capital of the world. 

 

For CCF Sponsorships: While your donation is nominally earmarked for your sponsored cheetah or project, we reserve the right to redirect your donation to CCF’s greatest need.

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$750 Fund A Strategy To End IWT

CCF is working hard in the Horn of Africa to stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade of cheetahs that are being removed from the wild at a young age. These animals are being removed by rural communities in an attempt to either mitigate carnivore-livestock conflict or as young animals they are removed as part of the illegal trade for cheetahs as pets. The animals that are found and confiscated by the authorities require long-term care and CCF is working hard to provide it to them. Your support will help to care for these individuals as CCF works to create increased awareness of the role of the cheetah and end their removal from the landscape.

 

Somaliland Cheetahs by James Daugherty, United States Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) Board of Directors. The cubs photographed here are being cared for at a CCF safehouse in the horn of Africa

 

 

For CCF Sponsorships: While your donation is nominally earmarked for your sponsored cheetah or project, we reserve the right to redirect your donation to CCF’s greatest need.

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$500 Fund A Strategy Habitat Loss

Habitat loss and habitat transformation poses a huge issue for much of Africa’s wildlife and has a marked effect on the population of many African predators, including cheetahs. CCF’s Biomass program looks to utilize the encroaching thickened thorn bush as a fuel and feed source while preventing the transformation of the habitat. The Biomass project is able to harvest as much as 10 tons of biomass per hectare and turn it into a burnable product – a Bushblok. Not only does it provide a fuel source but it also creates jobs for community members. The Biomass Technology Demonstration Center allows CCF to act as a hands-on classroom and example for an emerging industry in Namibia.

 

 

For CCF Sponsorships: While your donation is nominally earmarked for your sponsored cheetah or project, we reserve the right to redirect your donation to CCF’s greatest need.

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$250 Fund A Scat Dog "Black Gold" Program

The value of Black Gold - scat dog detection.

 

Scientists at CCF’s “Life Technologies Conservation Genetics Laboratory”, which is located at the CCF Research and Education Centre in Otjiwarongo, in Namibia can identify individual animals and their degree of relatedness. This information is stored in the cheetah’s DNA, which we can be extract out of the cells of the animals’ blood, tissue and faeces or ‘scat’ (we call it Black Gold!).  Finding "Black Gold" can be very challenging. It is for this reason that we work so closely with the farmers, as their in-depth knowledge of their land, wildlife, and cheetah activity, including tracks and scat, leads to the success of our team. Many of the samples we find are at what are known to the farming community as cheetah ‘playtrees’. Cheetahs are known to use these marking sites and regularly visit them to leave ‘messages’ for other cheetahs in the form of urine and scat. Finding these trees can be of great help to establish a more long-term monitoring of the animals. And if we can find more scat then we can learn more about these animals.

 

To help CCF scientists find cheetah scat, CCF founded the Scat Detection Dog Programme in 2009. Our specially trained dogs are able to sniff out cheetah scat and point it out to their handlers. Your support helps CCF scientists gain very important genetic data. Thank you in advance for helping CCF find Black Gold. 

 

For CCF Sponsorships: While your donation is nominally earmarked for your sponsored cheetah or project, we reserve the right to redirect your donation to CCF’s greatest need.

 

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$100 Fund A Student Activity

CCF’s Research and Education Centre in Namibia provides a training ground for early-career conservationists from around the world. Internships provide unrivaled opportunities for students to participate in field based conservation and research efforts. CCF works hard to afford these opportunities to Namibian university students studying everything from tourism and hospitality to veterinary medicine, genetics, and conservation. By supporting this program you will be offsetting the weekly cost of educating the next generation of Namibian conservationists, geneticists, environmental educators, and tourism professionals.

 

 

For CCF Sponsorships: While your donation is nominally earmarked for your sponsored cheetah or project, we reserve the right to redirect your donation to CCF’s greatest need.

 

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$50 Fund A Community (Woman's) Program

Support the professional development of one woman to learn (classroom and in the field) about sustainable raw material harvesting to create artisanal crafts from natural resources. The skills learned act to empower these female community members to be entrepreneurial and sell their handmade crafts for an income.

 

The CCF craft program impacts Namibian rural community members within the Greater Waterberg Landscape where the Cheetah Conservation Fund is located. The crafts that community members produce utilize both traditional techniques and materials alongside contemporary techniques and mediums. The craft program is one of CCF’s community-based initiatives to help improve the livelihoods of the rural communities while supporting CCF’s ongoing research, education, and conservation projects in Namibia. All products are hand made by community members living in rural Namibia, with a focus on sustainability and upcycling of materials.

 

 

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$25 Fund A General Need

A Sample of what $25 can do.

  • Feed a Livestock Guarding Dog for one month

  • Care for a resident cheetah for two days.

  • Education for one student (1) lesson for school outreach on cheetah behaviour and conservation

  • One farmer lesson about Livestock management “Predators on Livestock Farms” (FFA)

  • Two days of food and supplements for one Cheetah

  • One students supplies for a day at Camp Lightfoot

 

 

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Cheetah Conservation Fund Beth Fellenstein Info@cheetah.org ALEXANDRIA, VA 866-909-3399 http://www.cheetah.org
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