Feline Conservation Federation Supports African Cheetah and Leopard Research Project

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Feline Conservation Federation supports African cheetah and leopard research project.

The Feline Conservation Federation (http://www.FelineConservation.org) and T.I.G.E.R.S., The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species have presented $2,000 in funding from their Rare Species Fund to the Matabeleland Leopard and Cheetah Project. This fund was created by T.I.G.E.R.S. and is managed and distributed by the FCF for worldwide conservation of felines and the territories they inhabit.

The Matabeleland Leopard and Cheetah Project was started in 2001 in Zimbabwe. This project works closely with Viv Wilson and staff at the Chipangali Wildlife Trust in support of the wildlife strategies of Zimbabwe's National Parks. The main objective of the research is to monitor the home range, movements and behaviors of leopard and cheetah in order to aid in their conservation.

The Feline Conservation Federation is a Washington, D.C. based international feline conservation organization. The mission of FCF is to preserve, protect and sustain the gene pool of all species of wild felines. FCF members operate educational facilities, breeding centers, sanctuaries, and zoological parks that provide felids such as the African leopard, with high quality on- and off-exhibit environments. The Rare Species Fund supports field research and projects that protect feline habitat worldwide.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Dan Stockdale, Director of Public Relations
Feline Conservation Federation, Washington, D.C.
Email: Dan(at)TigerGuy (dot)com (Tiger Guy)

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