Providing farmers with a non-lethal method of managing predators, promoting peaceful co-existence with cheetah.
Despite their status as the fastest land mammal on earth, cheetahs are running out of time with less than 6,600 remaining in the wild.
Wildlife Warriors and Australia Zoo work in partnership with Cheetah Outreach in South Africa supporting their Anatolian Shepherd Dog Program providing farmers with a non-lethal method of managing predators and thereby promoting peaceful co-existence with cheetah. Farmers in South Africa can now allow the shepherd dog to guard the livestock and be encouraged not to shoot or kill the cheetah when seen in the area. This program is at no cost to the farmers.
Since the launch of the project, overall cheetah deaths due to conflict with farmers have been reported at nil. Instead, farmers now report injured cheetah and help facilitate their care and conservation in the area.