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Project Peril: Help Save the Cheetah

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GreaterGood.org is celebrating 10 Years of Giving Where It Matters! Help us save the cheetah from becoming extinct! When you #Give10, you will help protect cheetahs and their habitat.

The majestic cheetah, known for being the world's fastest land animal with speeds up to 75 mph, is now Africa's most endangered cat. A new study led by the Zoological Society of London, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and Panthera has revealed that only 7,100 cheetahs remain in the wild. While Cheetahs once ranged across almost the entire African continent and into Asia, today, cheetahs are found in only 9% of their historic range. Zimbabwe alone lost 85% of its cheetahs in a mere 16 years.

With your help, we can ensure the population does not go extinct entirely. While reclassification of cheetahs from "threatened" to "endangered" on the IUCN endangered species list is one step, a whole new approach to conservation is necessary. This means addressing the three biggest threats to cheetahs:

  1. Habitat loss: 77% of cheetah habitat is unprotected today
  2. Human conflict: farmers often kill cheetahs in retaliation for eating their livestock, increasingly common as their natural prey base decreases
  3. Illegal wildlife trade: 85% of cubs captured by poachers to sell as exotic pets die after being stolen from their mothers.

We urgently need YOUR help. Your donation will go to GreaterGood.org to protect cheetah habitat, work with ranchers, and put a stop to the illegal wildlife trade.


About Project Peril:

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Project Peril is a new program of GreaterGood.org to protect the world’s most threatened species. Whether tall like a giraffe or small like a bee, all life deserves a fighting chance in a world increasingly threatened by human influences. Project Peril identifies these key species on the brink of extinction and helps fund groups doing the best work to save these species around the world.


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