The principal objective of CCF Belgium is to raise awareness to a large public on the critical situation of the cheetah and to support CCF activities. The project will be focusing on 4 different channels:
Collaboration with Universities :
One of CCF's main pillars are its research activities. Having students collaborate in this research is a win-win situation as it would allow them to have an interesting internship position or thesis subject which introduces them to the world of conservation. For CCF this is an interesting opportunity to have an extra hand in their research activities. On top, when students get in touch with the cheetah and become aware of their critical situation, they might become great ambassadors to spread the word and raise awareness in their own country. Therefore, CCF Belgium will contact both students and professors in order to inform them on the various possibilities for internships and thesis subjects.
Collaboration with Zoos :
As part of their conservation activities, the CCF documents as clearly as possible the background of the remaining cheetahs. Part of this documentation is done by storing sperm, tissues and blood samples in its Genome Resource Bank.
The objective of CCF Belgium is to collaborate with the Belgian Zoos and Animal centres in order to collect details on the history and genetic background of the cheetahs on their compounds. Furthermore, these centres will receive additional information on the different activities of the CCF and how to contact them in case of any cheetah or conservation related questions or issues.
The secondary objective of CCF Belgium is to build a Belgian community of people concerned about the future of the cheetah and willing to help and contribute to CCF projects.