Serengeti Cheetah Project
Africa Dream Safaris is a proud sponsor of the Serengeti Cheetah Project. Our quarterly donations help fund the Serengeti Cheetah Project's ongoing conservation efforts, which include preserving the approximately 210 remaining cheetahs that inhabit the Serengeti Ecosystem. The Serengeti Cheetah Project was initiated in 1974 by George and Lory Frame, when virtually nothing was known about cheetahs in the wild, and information on their conservation status was limited. Since then, it has been responsible for collecting demographic data to monitor the Serengeti's critically endangered cheetah population.
The initial research conducted by the Serengeti Cheetah Project focused on establishing the basic natural history of cheetahs. Today, the project continues to collect demographic data but focuses almost entirely on issues of conservation significance. Its overall goal is to preserve the long-term survival of cheetahs in the wild. Africa Dream Safaris now helps fund their ongoing conservation efforts. In turn, periodic reports are prepared exclusively for Africa Dream Safaris by the on-site researchers for the Serengeti Cheetah Project. So you won't find this info anywhere else!
We've asked Laura Simpson, the current field researcher for the Serengeti Cheetah Project, to focus on individual cheetahs and tell us about their daily lives and their relationships with each other. It is a fascinating soap-opera out there! We think you will really enjoy the real-life drama and adventures of these awesome animals as they live, hunt, and raise their families in the harsh African wilderness.
You'll get to read current updates, stories and photos of the world's fastest land-mammal, all in one of the most exciting settings in the world, the Serengeti National Park! You'll also share in the on-site adventures of the dedicated researchers who are determined to save this beautiful cat from extinction in the wild. Sometimes touching, sometimes humorous, their stories are always entertaining and I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as we do!
Laura does a great job explaining her work and the overall mission of the Cheetah Project in the first report so make sure to read that one first.