Cheetahs may be facing extinction. Only around 7,000 now live in the wild. In South Africa, their natural habitat is shrinking. The NGO Cheetah Outreach raises awareness among the local population about the vital role cheetahs play in the ecosystem.
The organization Cheetah Outreach is showing South Africans just how important the animals are for the ecosystem. Their philosophy? Creating understanding will help secure the big cat's survival.
Britain-based zoologists have warned of a global fall in the number of cheetahs, the world's fastest land animal. They've urged conservationists to recategorize the big cat as an endangered species.
Poachers are killing off elephants for their ivory tusks. China, the world's largest market for ivory, has announced it will shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017. Will this help save the iconic animals?
It's the only penguin species on the African continent. Once, they counted in the millions. Today, only 20,000 breeding pairs are left. An alliance of environmentalists wants to reverse this downward trend.
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