2019 BIG CAT. BIG PARTY.
25 Years of Dogs Saving Cats
Please join the Cheetah Conservation Fund, Executive Director and Founder, Dr Laurie Marker in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the highly acclaimed Livestock Guarding Dog Program on Sunday, September 29th at the World Forestry Center in beautiful Portland, Oregon. This 2019 refresh of the infamous Big Cat. Big Party. promises to be a spectacular and new experience!
Miller Hall at The World Forestry Center
(Across from the Oregon Zoo in Washington Park)
4033 Southwest Canyon Road, Portland, OR, 97221
The program will begin at 5:30pm. Doors open at 5:00pm
Children ages 7 and up are welcome with adult supervision.
2019 is the year of the Livestock Guarding Dog. CCF celebrates the 25th Anniversary of its Livestock Guarding Dog program by recognizing the invaluable contribution that LGDs make to conservation efforts in Namibia and worldwide. The program is highly successful with farmers reporting a dramatic decline (80-100%) in livestock losses due to predation.
While saving wild cheetahs you will not only have a chance to meet Dr Marker, but enjoy sampling tasty hors d’oeuvres, dine on an expertly prepared buffet and drink some favorite Northwest beverages. Be prepared for an exciting night of bidding on carefully curated auction items as well as taking part in an exciting interactive scavenger hunt and many other lively activities. Dr Marker presentation will bring you up to speed on the latest news regarding CCF’s valiant efforts to stem the illegal pet trade in Somaliland and exciting news of sustainability at the CCF Centre and much, more Cheetah news.
Special appearance by 9 month old Ambassador cheetah Khyam Jr and his constant companion Dog Rhino from Wildlife Safari park in Winston, Oregon.*
*Please note: This is an educational fundraising event. WILDLIFE SAFARI is trained and licensed in the care and handling of wild cats, including cheetahs. Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is actively engaged in the effort to end the illegal wildlife trade. Ambassador Cheetahs provide an educational experience for our event guests. The Ambassador Cheetah for this event has been confirmed and is scheduled; however, availability may change and CCF cannot guarantee that a cheetah will be in attendance. Should you choose to post about the event on social media, we expect that you will do so in a respectful manner and in line with CCF’s mission.
Founded in Namibia in 1990, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is the global leader in research and conservation of cheetahs. CCF is dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. CCF’s mission is to be the internationally recognized center of excellence in the conservation of cheetahs and their ecosystems. CCF will work with all stakeholders to develop best practices in research, education, and land use to benefit all species, including people. CCF is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Namibia, with operations in the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, Belgium and the United Kingdom, and partner organizations in several other nations. For more information, visit www.cheetah.org.