The cheetah is now restricted to less than 10% of its historical distribution, and survives in just 33 populations, most of which number fewer than 100 individuals.
Added to this perilous predicament is the fact that most cheetah live outside protected areas. There they face multiple threats including loss of habitat and prey; conflict with livestock and game keepers; and illegal wildlife trade in live cheetah for pets and dead cheetah for skins.
ZSL invites you to an evening dedicated to cheetah conservation where proceeds will support ZSL’s work in conserving cheetah. Guests will get the opportunity to hear from Dr Sarah Durant, wildlife biologist & conservationist at ZSL and HRH Princess Michael of Kent who will talk about her exciting new book A Cheetah’s Tale.
Cheetahs are one of the widest ranging and may travel across areas in excess of 1,000km2 every year making them a particularly challenging species to conserve. At this event you can hear first-hand from Dr Durant, whose research facilitates on the ground conservation of this species.
In A Cheetah’s Tale Princess Michael discusses her life in Africa and her lifelong passion for cheetahs, inspired by the orphaned cub she raised as a young girl. When purchasing your ticket you will have the option to purchase a copy of the book which HRH Princess Michael of Kent will be able to sign for you on the day. You can collect your book at the event.
Drinks and nibbles are included in the ticket price.