international agencies set the standards for an "extinct" or "endangered" rating.They are the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
are working to save the cheetah. The DeWildt Cheetah and Wildlife
Centre staff, located in South Africa and established in 1971,
work tirelessly to rebuild populations of many native species - one of
which is the cheetah. The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and
The Africat Foundation, both located in Namibia, do research,
educate local farmers in management techniques geared toward cheetah/livestock
coexistence, and place rescued and rehabilitated animals in new habitats.
Since larger predators have been eliminated from Namibian farmland the
remaining cheetah and leopard populations find those areas most hospitable.
About 95% of Namibian cheetah live on commercial farmland.