World Cheetah Day 2021

Posted by Marc on Sat Dec 04, 2021 4:00 am

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With only 6700 cheetah left on the planet, and classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, this graceful speedster needs all the help we can offer.
Cheetah face extinction pressure from climate change, hunting by humans, and habitat destruction, which is reducing the size of their populations. Their own genes also pose a challenge to their continued survival. They have a low rate of reproductive success, meaning that as a species they are not always able to reproduce. With fewer offspring, the population can neither grow nor adapt to changes in the environment.

Cheetah@ dusk
Eastern Serengeti- TZ

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by Swissblad on Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:45 am
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Lovely image, Marc.

by david fletcher on Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:34 pm
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A superb image Marc as always. It's scary the number of species we take for granted are actually endangered.
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by Mary Brun on Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:55 pm
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An emblematic image for a really negligible amount...

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by ken archer on Sat Dec 04, 2021 2:40 pm
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A Beautiful Work of Art Marc!

A perfect photograph to help stir folks into caring about these awesome cats!

by Carol Clarke on Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:11 pm
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Sadly I have to agree with everything you say, Marc.

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by ADKShooter on Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:00 pm
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ken archer wrote:
A Beautiful Work of Art Marc!

A perfect photograph to help stir folks into caring about these awesome cats!

+1. Hope that Ken is correct about these cats and threatened wildlife in general.  Hopefully some of the images we display help, even a little bit, to make people think of the future in order to help save the environment for all of us.

by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:40 pm
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A lovely shot, and a sad story. I hope there is some solution yet to be found.
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by Marc on Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:33 pm
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Many thanks for the EP, positive comments and support for such a magnificent cat,
do we really want to live in a world where these iconic creatures no longer roam the wild?

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