Children’s Run for the Cheetah Down-Under

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PRESS CONTACTS:
International – Patricia Tricorache (CCF), cell: 305 766-8229
Australia – Inga Yandell (Double Impact Fitness), 03 9778 9007

Children’s Run for the Cheetah Down-Under in support of the Cheetah Conservation Fund

11/6/08 – Plans are underway for the first-ever Children’s Run for the Cheetah in Australia to raise awareness about the endangered cheetah and to raise funds to support the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF)’s programs. The event, supported by Double Impact Fitness invites all primary schools in Australia to encourage children to be active and learn about nature.

“All efforts count and children will get the opportunity to contribute and be involved in preserving wildlife; this is certainly a step in the right direction for a sustainable future and the survival of the Cheetah,” said Inga Yandell, event co-ordinator.

Inga Yandell has enlisted sponsors such as The Organic Food Bar Company, Boronia Bargain Books, K-mart Australia, Video Ezy Boronia, Nick Costello- Local Artist, and the Werribee Zoo.

“This is an incredible opportunity to spread the word about CCF’s work on behalf of Africa’s most endangered big cat in a country where we do not yet have an established presence. We are very grateful to Inge Yandell for her initiative and enthusiasm, as she knows that the cheetah cannot survive without help,” said Dr. Laurie Marker, CCF’s Founder and Executive Director.

The first Run for the Cheetah events were organized in the United States by CCF’s Oregon and Arizona Chapters in 2005 and have continued to be held annually. In April 2008, the CCF Chicago Chapter also joined with the first Run for the Cheetah in that A-market. All proceeds from Runs benefit the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

Founded in Namibia in 1990 by Dr. Marker, CCF’s stance is that understanding the cheetah’s biology and ecology is essential to stabilize the population and manage its sustainability for the future. Its strategy to save the wild cheetah is a three-pronged process of research, conservation and education, beginning with long-term studies to understand and monitor the factors affecting the cheetah’s survival. CCF actively works with local, national and international communities to raise awareness, communicate, educate and train. CCF is a proactive organization that finds practical solutions to help people to help the cheetah and this is reflected in the CCF Vision:

“We see a world in which cheetahs live and flourish in
coexistence with people & the environment”.

Editor’s notes:

  • The Cheetah Conservation Fund, Founded by Dr. Laurie Marker in 1990, is an international non-profit trust with offices in Namibia, Kenya, USA, UK, and Canada, dedicated to the long-term survival of the cheetah and its ecosystems.
  • Since 1990, the organization has developed education and conservation programmes based on its bio-medical cheetah research studies, published scientific research papers and has presented educational programmes to over 200 000 outreach school learners and over 1000 rural farmers. In addition, CCF has donated over 280 Kangal Anatolian Shepherds, livestock guarding dogs to commercial and communal farmers in Namibia as part of their innovative non-lethal livestock management programme.
  • If you would like more information on Dr. Marker or CCF’s conservation and education programmes, please contact CCF at:Cheetah Conservation Fund
    PO Box 1755, Otjiwarongo
    Tel : (067) 306225
    Fax: (067) 306247
    E-mail: cheeta@iafrica.com.na
    Website: www.cheetah.org     

    USA: Registered non profit 501(c)3: #31-1726923: Cheetah Conservation Fund, PO Box 2496, Alexandria, VA 22301-0496. Phone: 866-909-3399 (US toll free) or 817-441-7205 – Fax: 206-338-2161. Email: info@cheetah.org

    UK: Registered Charity #1079874: Cheetah Conservation Fund UK. : P O Box 151, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2XW, United Kingdom; tel: +(44) (0) 1483 427526. Email: uk@cheetah.org. Web site: www.cheetah.org.uk.

    Canada: A Registered Charity # 86513 6824 RR0001. Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada: 3600 Yonge St., Suite 625, Toronto, Ontario M4N 3R8, Canada: email: cheetahscanada@cheetah.org

  • Double Impact Fitness, has been in operation since 1998 & provides quality resources for a Healthy Life. This year Double Impact Fitness launches a new publication and online resource that supports wildlife preservation by focusing on natural, sustainable solutions that inform & inspire women to live with purpose & passion.Double Impact Fitness / Bare Essentials Magazine :
    71, Currawa Drive, Boronia 3155, Australia tel: 61 03 9778 9007.
    Email:  inga@bare-essentials.com.au Web site: www.bare-essentials.com.au

 

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Inga Yandell
Explorer and photo-journalist, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide educational resources and a platform for science exploration.
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Explorer and photo-journalist, passionate about nature, culture and travel. Combining science and conservation with investigative journalism to provide educational resources and a platform for science exploration.