They are half a world apart, but the story of wolves in the United States and cheetahs in Africa is strikingly similar.
Recently, Dr. Laurie Marker, the founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, and Virginia Busch, the executive director of the Endangered Wolf Center, sat down to discuss the challenges of saving endangered cheetahs, wolves and other predators. To mark International Cheetah Day (Friday, Dec. 4), the two organizations have posted videos of their conversation.
“Whenever I hear you speak about how important top predators are to the African landscape,” Busch told Dr. Marker, “I think, my gosh, I am saying the same story about wolves in the U.S.”
The Cheetah Conservation Fund, now celebrating its 25th year in existence, envisions a world where cheetahs and humans live in harmony. The Endangered Wolf Center’s vision calls for a world where wolves “… coexist with humans and thrive in their native habitats …”
Watch Dr. Laurie Marker and Virginia Busch discuss their organizations’ missions and strategies.
Virginia Busch, our executive director, and Laurie Marker, executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, offer insights and solutions for human and wildlife conflicts in wolf and cheetah conservation.
Watch Dr. Laurie Marker discuss the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Laurie Marker, executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund, discusses the challenges of wildlife conservation and finding harmony for humans and predators.