Our Project team works closely with the Narok county rangers and Kenya Wildlife Service officers, with assistance of local tour guides, doing everything to keep Mara cheetah population self-sustainable, and individuals, especially mothers with cubs, undisturbed. In the highly visited parts of the Reserve, together with rangers, we close areas with cheetah dens until cubs start following their mothers in their way of exploring the ecosystem. Undisturbed by humans, females can better perform their duties, detect potential danger and act accordingly, and cubs learn survival strategies by watching their mother’s behavior.
Mara is one of a few wilderness-unfenced areas in Africa, which holds relatively stable free roaming cheetah population, and for the species’ survival is essential to preserve and maintain the ecosystem and all its components, including local communities. Let’s do it together!