The Cheetah Preservation Foundation
Our mission: “To promote and fund the conservation of cheetah and other endangered species through captive breeding, research and public awareness.”
The Cheetah Preservation Foundation was founded in 1988, with the principal aim of ensuring the survival of the cheetah and other endangered species, as well as educating our visitors about the plight of these animals. The Cheetah Preservation Foundation also gives our visitors the opportunity to become pro-active in the conservation of endangered species, by joining as members and thereby contributing financially to our various conservation projects.
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In the 30 years we've been operating, our phenomenal team have contributed in many ways. Here are just some to name a few:
In July 2002 the Cheetah Preservation Foundation donated R20 000 to the Bushmeat Crisis Working Group to support anti-poaching and anti-bush meat activities in the Cross-river national park in Nigeria
Donated funds for the cheetah collar program
Donated funds to the Cape Leopard Trust (an NGO saving the Cape leopard) annually
In September 2014 a major contribution was made towards the rescuing and translocation of 2 lion cubs from Spain to a sanctuary in South Africa – a mercy mission run by the Campaign Against Canned Hunting
Contributions towards the Cheetah Meta-population run by the Endangered Wildlife Trust
Contributions to the Madagascan Fauna and Flora Group as the only member organisation in Africa which supports this organisation annually
Pilansberg National Park, South Africa (Gus Mills): - three Wild Dog males were donated to establish the first captive-bred/wild mixed pack released in the reserve. One of these males became the Alpha male, and the pack continues to grow from strength to strength.
Australian Parks & Wildlife Service: - the Cheetah Conservation Foundation assisted ‘Down Under’ by donating money to the Koala Rehabilitation Program after the devastating fires of December 1993.
Cheetah Outreach Program, Africa received Shadow, a hand-raised cheetah from the Cango Wildlife Ranch, to be used as an ambassador for raising awareness of the plight of Cheetah in the wild through their educational programs.
Annual Donations towards Conservation
- November 2016 the CPF donated to Cape Leopard Trust (R 5 000-000)
- September 2016 the CPF donated to Vulpro (R 5 000-00)
November 2016 the CPF donated to EWT – Cheetah Metapopulation Project (R 10 00-00)
December 2016 the CPF donated to MFG (R 34 655-50)
Fundraiser: 36ONE Mountain Bike Challenge to promote NPO
May 2017 the CPF donated to Vulpro (R 2 500-00)
May 2017 the CPF donated to MFG (R 2 500-00)
May 2017 the CPF donated to Cape Leopard Trust (R 2 500-00)
September 2017 the CPF donated to Vulpro (R 2 500-00) Schools Colouring Competition
January 2017 the CPF donated to MFG ($1000-000)
January 2018 the CPF donated to MFG (R 23 459-79)
December 2018 the CPF donated to MFG (R 14 453-50)
February 2019 the CPF donated to Vulpro for Flamingos from Kimberly & Karoolus – a tropic bird found in the Karoo (R 5000-00)
As a proud conservation and education facility, we receive no government funding, which is an enormous challenge with the overheads that we face. Our primary focus is to ensure that all the animals receive the highest standard medical attention and a calculated varied diet (species-specific) good enough for any human to eat. Our standards are exceptionally high and it all comes at a cost, as do the many hours of labour put in by our over 100 dedicated and animal-loving staff. Some months are good for us… but unfortunately some months are not as kind, however, we continue to work hard to provide the best for our animals and our tourists.
Below are just some of the costs:
1. Animal supplement budget annually is close to R 40 000-00
2. Vet bill per month is approximately R 20 000 / R 240 000-00 annually
3. Animal feeding budget annually is close to R 800 000-00
- 50 Tonnes of Meat annually
- 2 Ton Carrots annually
- 2 Ton Apples annually
- 2 Ton Pears annually
- 1 Ton Cucumber annually
- 1 Ton Mielies annually
- 1 Ton Bananas annually
“The work done at the ranch by our dedicated staff takes on a whole new meaning when you realize that the people involved in saving animals and educating the general public, will never see the result of their work in their lifetime. Never the less, we will keep on doing our best to ensure that extinction becomes just another word in the dictionary and not a reality. We have seen man do terrible things but we also know that man is capable of great things and it is towards greatness that we at the Cango Wildlife Ranch strive.” – Owner, Andrew Eriksen
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