I continued to travel spreading our cheetah conservation message and spent over a month in the US in March and April…..it was long and exhausting but quite worthwhile. From there, I traveled to the UK in May for lectures and covered the country from one end to the other.
Back to Namibia for a few weeks and then on to Brazil for the IUCN Cat Specialist Group meeting of which I am a member (see left), and a conference on the 10 species of South American cats. As I travel, I learn that our programs are a model for many cat conservation programs world-wide, as we have found some solutions to reducing the conflict between humans and wildlife. It is such a pleasure to see that we can have such a wide reaching positive influence in the plight to save the large cats of the world.
- Laurie Marker