Somaliland: Cheetah Conservation Center CEO Dr Laurie Marker Briefs on the 2nd Cheetah Sanctuary in Hargeisa

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Somalilandsun : The Cheetah Conservation Center (CCF, along with the Somaliland government’s Ministry of Environment and Rural Development (MoERD), has been working since 2011 to set up a task force to help rescue confiscated cheetah cubs. Rescued cubs were initially sent out to sanctuaries in Ethiopia and Djibouti. After the laws changed in Somaliland, a cheetah sanctuary was started in the capital city of Hargeisa in 2017.

Part of the just established 2nd Somaliland Cheetah Sanctuary in Hargeisa

Now with 36 rescued Cheetahs a second and spacious sanctuary has been established in the Capital Hargeisa as per this briefing by Dr Laurie Marker, the founder and Chief Executive of the Otjiwarongo-Namibia based CCF which runs the Hargeisa based rescued cheetahs Sanctuary jointly with the MoERD, Somaliland government’s Ministry mandated with wildlife conservation in the country.

For more on assorted Cheetah conservation efforts in Somaliland visit  Somaliland Cheetah Conservation

 

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  1. […] “Most of the confiscated cubs come into the safe house in critical condition, including severe dehydration, injuries and infectious diseases and require intensive care, and with in-country resources for cheetah care very limited veterinary supported availed is very crucial to the whole project” stated Dr Markel adding that external expertise at hand has also been utilized to train local personnel who are now capable of providing services without 100% supervision. […]

  2. […] “Most of the confiscated cubs come into the safe house in critical condition, including severe dehydration, injuries and infectious diseases and require intensive care, and with in-country resources for cheetah care very limited veterinary supported availed is very crucial to the whole project” stated Dr Markel adding that external expertise at hand has also been utilized to train local personnel who are now capable of providing services without 100% supervision. […]

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