RSF continues Leopard and Cheetah conservation
September 2009 - The Feline Conservation Federation co-managed Rare Species Fund (RSF) continues its support of conservation efforts for threatened and endangered wild felines. The FCF board reently approved a RSF grant of $2000 to the Matabeleland Leopard and Cheetah project in Zimbabwe.
Researchers in the Matabo wildlife heritage area are currently placing radio transmitter collars on leopards and cheetahs. By tracking their movements, important information about behavior and territories can be gained. The group also helps in live trapping these predators on private lands. The leopards and cheetahs, which would almost certainly be destroyed as nuisance animals, can be safely relocated into protected wildlife parks.