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Monday, 28 September 2009

Choose No Beating Around the Bush: Help the Cheetah Win!

The Cheetah Conservation Fund's Bush Project has been chosen as one of 12 finalists for World Challenge 2009, a global initiative of BBC World News and Newsweek, in association with Shell, that highlights projects showing enterprise and innovation at the grassroots level.

On Oct. 3 and 4, CCF's Bush Project (which makes Bushblok, a clean-burning fuel log made from the invasive acacia bush that is overrunning the cheetah's natural habitat) will be featured in a half-hour segment on BBC World News. To find the broadcast time for your area, check BBC World News' schedule at

To learn more about how Bush Project restores habitat, produces an alternative, clean-burning source of fuel, and provides jobs, please visit

The winner of the challenge is selected by popular online vote (one vote per email address). Voting opens on Monday, Sept. 28, and closes Nov. 13.

Vote for the Bush Project at and ask others to do the same.

Here is how you can help:

- Teachers: Encourage students and other teachers to vote.

- Parents: share the challenge with the school systems (or teachers) their children are part of.

Every vote is important because a vote for CCF is a vote for the Cheetah.

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