Since its founding in 1990, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has been dedicated to the protection of cheetahs. By creating long-term strategies, holding local conservation education programs, and promoting research, the CCF works with stakeholders to protect cheetahs and their habitats. Recently, the CCF sent four puppies from its Livestock Guarding Dog program to the Ruaha Carnivore Project in Tanzania to help farmers protect their livestock from cheetah attacks.
The Cheetah Conservation Fund’s Livestock Guarding Dog program breeds Kangal dogs to serve as effective livestock guard dogs. Since 1994, the CCF has sent more than 450 dogs to Namibian farmers, reducing rates of predation by anywhere from 80 to 100 percent. Dogs add a level of security that allows farmers to feel safer about their livestock and as a result, reduces human-wildlife conflict. Including these four puppies sent to Tanzania, the CCF has placed puppies in four countries in the hopes that local organizations will begin their own livestock guarding dog programs.