Mara Cheetah Project wrote -
Want to support cheetah conservation in the Maasai Mara, Kenya? Your donation will help us to more efficiently and effectively monitor and conserve cheetahs in the Mara. The money raised will be used to . . . .
1) Create cheetah IDing software. Each cheetah can be recognised by its unique spot pattern – similar to a human fingerprint. By having a cheetah IDing software the field team will be able to quickly identify cheetahs. So rather than manually having to go through 100s of cheetah photos we can spend more time in the field monitoring cheetahs. The exciting thing is that once the IDing software is created it will be linked to the project website. This means that if you see a cheetah in the Mara or surrounding areas (e.g. the Serengeti) you can upload your photos to the project website and it will ID the cheetah for you. A great way for the general public to keep tabs on cheetahs in the Mara.
2) Purchase 10 more cameras for guides to help keep track of cheetahs
3) Contribute to our community-based activities, such as educational material and Carnivore Kids Camps, aimed at conserving cheetahs
For more information visit www.maracheetahs.org