THE MARA CHEETAH PROJECT

All guests staying at Sala’s Camp contribute to the cheetah conservation as we work very closely to support the Mara Cheetah Project. Today is World Cheetah Day and to celebrate the Mara Cheetah Project are launching a fundraising effort un their fight to save Kenya’s cheetah populations.

Securing a future for cheetahs in the Masai Mara, Kenya

With only 6,600 individuals left, cheetahs are the most endangered big cat in Africa. Extinct in 20 countries and occupying only 17% of their historic range, cheetahs are in serious need of conservation efforts. Kenya’s Masai Mara is a globally important area for cheetahs but even in this iconic African savannah ecosystem cheetahs face a kaleidoscope of threats, from human-wildlife conflict to habitat loss. The Mara Cheetah Project works tirelessly to ensure that there is a future for cheetahs in the Maasai Mara by working closely with the local community through various outreach programmes and by daily monitoring of the cheetah population. Your support can go a long way in helping conserve cheetahs in the Mara:

  • US$ 10 can provide material for one Wildlife Club for primary school children
  • US$ 50 covers the cost of a workshop with the local community to reduce the conflict between predators and people
  • US$ 100 can pay for a GPS that will be used to collect data on cheetah whereabouts and human-wildlife conflict
  • US$ 250 can purchase a camera for our team to monitor the cheetah population
  • US$ 500 covers the cost of fuel and vehicle maintenance for a project vehicle for 1 month
  • US$ 1000 can pay for 20 local children to attend a three-day wildlife camp to inspire a future generation of conservationists
  • US$ 5000 covers a local field assistant’s salary for one year

Donations can be made through our Crowdrise campaign:

www.crowdrise.com/maracheetahs

Alternatively, donations can also be made through the “Friends of Kenya Wildlife Trust” (FoKWT). FoKWT is a 501(c)(3) public charity in the USA and a registered charity in the UK, both are tax-deductible.

FoKWT – USA: Donations can be made by cheque to: Friends of Kenya Wildlife Trust (Mara Cheetah Project), c/o Rick Weyerhaeuser, 105 Coolidge Hill, Cambridge, MA 02138
FoKWT – UK: Donations can be made by cheque to: Friends of Kenya Wildlife Trust (Mara Cheetah Project), c/o Helen & Robin Cullen, 135 Marlborough Crescent, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 2HN, UK

If you would like to find out more about The Mara Cheetah please contact us using [email protected]

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