Cameron & Kristen received a beautiful cheetah print by Anne London in recognition for the CCF's Distinguished Young Conservation Hero award.
Distinguished Young Conservation Hero award
from the Cheetah Conservation Fund
Honored to be Cheetah Conservation Fund award recipients.
“I am so pleased to have the opportunity to honor CCF’s supporters like
Cameron and Kristen in our 30th anniversary year,” said Dr. Laurie Marker, Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Founder and Executive Director.
In celebration of their 30th anniversary the Cheetah Conservation Fund hosted it's first-ever virtual gala titled, Cheetah 2020- Focus on the Future, on Saturday, October 3rd.
It was a celebratory all-day event where CCF staff shared their accomplishments made over the years involving the many holistic conservation strategies and community programs aimed at saving wild cheetahs. In the evening Dr. Laurie Marker delivered a Keynote speech and presented awards to donors, youth and long-time staff and the evening ended with a silent and live action. It was a great event of cheetah lovers and international CCF supporters.
Cheetah Kids founder returns to
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Cheetah Kids' Cameron is in Africa for another project but gets the chance to return toCCF.
Cameron worked in Kenya for a month with an ASU Global Resolve project in the Maasai Mara before ending up at CCF for 5 weeks. He had the opportunity to work with Dr. Bruce Brewer, Dr. Laurie Marker and the incredible staff at CCF. He worked mostly with the facilities operations and renewable energy solar power. He said. "It was great to be back with the cheetahs and friends at CCF. It's been a good summer."
Dr. Bruce Brewer, Cameron & Dr. Lauire Marker
Cameron at the entrance to the Cheetah Conservation Fund
Cheetah Kids founder interns at
Cheetah Conservation Fund
Cheetah Kids' Cameron follows his passion!
Cameron made his first trip to Africa and experienced what it's like to save wild cheetahs. Thanks to ASU & Flinn scholarship he traveled to Namibia, Africa as a summer intern for the CCF and stayed 8 weeks.
Cameron said "I had an amazing experience at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in beautiful Namibia. It was great to meet and work with all the hard working people that are continuing the conservation of the wild cheetah. I have made plenty of amazing memories and will be sure to share many of my photos as I sort through them in the coming weeks. Thank you to Dr. Laurie Marker, Dr. Bruce Brewer and all the great staff at the Cheetah Conservation Fund for welcoming me and engaging me in all the day-to-day operations. I will definetly be back."
Cheetah Kids visits Wild Wonders
A roadtrip to Bonsall, CA to meet Victor the cheetah
Cheetah Kids met and interviewed Jackie Navarro, Executive Director at Wild Wonders. She spends much of her time visiting schools, libraries and public venues to spread the word about wild animals and the need to respect, protect and save them. She's a real wildlife hero!
We were fortunate to meet Victor the cheetah. Victor is Wild Wonders' ambassador educational cheetah that travels with Jackie to inspire kids of all ages to be better stewards of our environment. He's a really beautiful cheetah. Check out the video highlighting Victor & Wild Wonders.
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Cameron and Kristen with Jackie Navarro
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Brownie Troop Fundraiser
Cheetah Kids' Kristen shares her love of cheetahs with her Brownie Troop 1861
The Brownie Troop donated $400 to the Cheetah Conservation Fund and Dr. Laurie Marker. The girls choose to sponsor the resident cheetah Rohini Talala. The money will be used to take care of her at the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Fun Note: This photo currently hangs in the Cheetah Conservation Fund's Haas Family Veterinary Clinic in Namibia.
Meeting Dr. Laurie Marker
Cameron gets to meet the person who is saving our world's cheetahs.
"It was fun to meet Dr. Marker, she was really nice and friendly. She showed me pictures of the cheetahs Ron, Little C, Kanini, and a lot of other things. She travels a lot but she has a house in Africa and has lived there for 18 years.
She told me that kids are the future people that will help save the cheetah. That makes me want to do more to get other kids to learn about cheetahs.
I was happy that she took the time to meet me and I hope to see her again" said Cameron, age 10.
Cheetah birthday party
Lots of cheetah fun for the kids!
For Cameron’s ninth birthday party this year instead of gifts, he asked his guests to bring money to help save the wild cheetah.
All of his friends were enthusiastic about what Cameron is doing to help save the cheetahs and gladly raised $275 on the day of the party! The kids had a great time playing cheetah tail tag, running cheetah dashes and learning to play the Djembe drums.
Cameron shares his love of cheetahs with classmates.
Hermosa Montessori Charter School's 2006-07 Lower Elementary Class donates money to the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) to save wild cheetah. The class decides to sponsor the cheetah named "Ron." Ron is named after the popular JK Rowlings Harry Potter series. Thank you for gathering your change and donating it to save cheetahs.
About Ron: He is a male cheetah who just turned 3, at the time, and lives with his sisters Harry and Hermione. They are cared for by the CCF in Namibia, Africa.
Update 2020: Ron still lives at CCF with his sisters. He is now an old cheetah.