ACK’s 2013 Wish List

As the new year begins ACK asks you to sup­port our con­ser­va­tion efforts. Below is a wish list with items that we need to con­tinue our research and con­ser­va­tion activ­i­ties. ACK needs your help to sup­port our scouts and the com­mu­nity, so we can accom­plish our goal of con­ser­va­tion of the chee­tahs in Kenya.

Purchase an item from our wish list for you or one of your near­est and dear­est, and you’ll help make the hol­i­days very bright for chee­tahs and the ded­i­cated scouts work­ing to pro­tect them.

It’s Easy to Give

It’s easy to give – choose the item below you’d like to pur­chase, click on the donate but­ton, and then just list the name of your item in the “notes” sec­tion of the donate form.

Happy New Year!

Plant 10 Trees – $10 each

Working with the local com­mu­nity is a big part of what we do. In order to main­tain our good rela­tion­ship with them we give trees to schools and as awards to deserv­ing peo­ple in the community.

(Please list “Trees” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

Support a school visit – $30 each

Another big part of work­ing with the com­mu­nity is edu­cat­ing the youth about chee­tahs and wildlife. We go to schools and give pre­sen­ta­tions and or videos about chee­tahs and wildlife.

(Please list “School visit” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

Rain Gear – $50

Jacket, hat, boots – helps pro­tect the scouts dur­ing rainy weather.

(Please list “rain gear” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

Game Counts – $75 each

Game counts are used in our research to include deter­min­ing the num­ber of chee­tah prey in the area, deter­mine if game is decreas­ing or increas­ing, and other research require­ments.

(Please list “game counts” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

Motorcycle Gear – $100

(Wind/ tear resis­tant jacket, trousers, gloves, boots) Used by scouts to visit con­flict (live­stock loss) sites.

(Please list “Motorcycle gear” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

Bicycle – $150

Scouts travel 20-50km per day.

(Please list “Bicycle” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

Bicycle Repair Kit – $25

Used to main­tain the bicy­cles for the scouts.

(Please list “Bicycle repair kit” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

Sponsor Scout – $200 each

Scouts work with the com­mu­nity to track chee­tahs, inves­ti­gate con­flicts, and build a rela­tion­ship in order to increase com­mu­nity sup­port for chee­tahs. Sponsoring a scout includes salary, phone, and trans­porta­tion for one month.

(Please list “Scout spon­sor” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

Field Kit – $250

(GPS, cam­era, binoc­u­lars) Used by scouts who are out con­duct­ing game counts, inves­ti­gat­ing con­flicts (live­stock loss), and any other field work.

(Please list “field kit” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

GPS Camera – $400

A higher qual­ity cam­era that includes GPS for accu­rate record­ing of loca­tions by scouts. 

(Please list “GPS cam­era” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)

Cheetah Monitoring – $1,000 each

Along with con­tin­u­ing our track­ing col­lar mon­i­tor­ing in the com­ing year we will begin two major stud­ies, cam­era trap­ping and a fecal study…

(Please list “Cheetah mon­i­tor­ing” in the notes sec­tion to pur­chase this item.)