Teaching the surrounding farmers and ranchers and communities about their neighbor, the cheetah, is an ongoing role for ACK. We work with schools to help our young people develop a respect and awareness of the cheetah’s lifestyle and to help correct some of the fears and myths surrounding him.
Here are some examples and goals of our education & awareness programmes:
- Continue the development of education and awareness programmes and materials for primary, secondary, local adult, and tourism sectors;
- Conduct environmental education and video presentations at schools in the Salama and Samburu region including programme monitoring and evaluation;
- Continue the development of local and international student intern programmes by identifying study sites and focus projects with KWS and other stakeholders, following the Wild Dog and Cheetah Strategic Plan;
- Participate in the KWS Large Carnivore Working Group and CaLL to promote links with other predator projects in Kenya, for the benefit of ecosystem preservation.