Protect the Cheetah

4 January 2017 | Jo Jenkins | Safari and Beach News, Conservation

Cheetah are in danger of extinction.  Fact.  The worldwide population of cheetah has dropped by 50% since 1975 to just over 7,000 and it is feared this could drop a further 50% by 2030 which would put it on the endangered animal list.

The main cheetah population is to be found in sub-suharan Africa, particularly Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.  Cheetah are hard to spot due to their camouflage but are a sight to behold, particularly as they hunt, and Safari&Beach have had some wonderful feedback from our guests as they have watch them in action.

Cheetah are the fastest land animal in the world and the population decline is mainly thought to be driven by human farmland encroaching on their territories as well as poaching for skins.

Written by Jo Jenkins

Jo’s enthusiasm for safari as a child when her parents worked in Zambia, then Kenya. Jo quickly fancied herself as a safari expert and has been a keen game tracker ever since. Although, more recently, she is very keen to trial many of the (more luxurious) beach lodges we now offer.

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