Become a Team Member

Friends in Conservation!

The Mara-Meru Cheetah Project is funded by donations from sponsors which help us to carry out our research and intensive field work in particular (see: and We would be very grateful to any of the following ways to support our research: a donation of equipment or direct financial donations.


If you wish to make a Donation to the Project please use one of the following options:

PayPal account

or Bank accounts:

Account name: Mara Meru Cheetah Project
Bank Name:     NCBA BANK Kenya Plc
Bank Address:  P.O. BOX 44599, 00100, GPO  City: Nairobi, Kenya
Account #:        US Dollar     1007979928
Swift Code:      CBAFKENX
Bank Code:      07000
Branch Code:   122
Recipient: Mara Meru Cheetah Project

Account name: Mara Meru Cheetah Project
Bank Name:     NCBA BANK Kenya Plc
Bank Address:  P.O. BOX 44599, 00100, GPO, City: Nairobi, Kenya
Account #:        Kenya Shilling 1007979866
Swift Code:       CBAFKENX
Bank Code:      07000
Branch Code:   122
Recipient: Mara Meru Cheetah Project

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No matter how small or large is your donation, every penny is gratefully received

Donors will get a monthly e-newsletter containing stories from the field, updates on cheetahs seen, and  best photos of cheetahs

You can help Cheetahs  by reasonable donations, which will help in acquiring equipment for long-term monitoring of cheetahs (including treated and recovering), materials for improving livestock keeping bomas and for installation anti-predator systems in the villages, surrounding the Reserve, or printing education materials for Conservation lessons for local schools

Even small donations make significant contribution to Cheetah Conservation


We would appreciate if you could help us with any of the following items:

  • Digital cameras with GPS  Nikon COOLPIX P900 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V for the cheetah monitoring teams
  • Lenses Canon 70-200/2.8 IS II or 70-200/2.8 IS  for our project Canon photo camera
  • External Hard Drives Transcend 1Tb – 5Tb
  • Solar charging system  

Please email or for details if you can donate any of these items.

As we are currently based in the Mara, we post news on Mara cheetahs (see: and You can follow the lives of these wonderful cats, and even play a role in their future. You have the unique opportunity to name any the Mara’ cheetahs and support it.

Take Part in Cheetah Research!

You can support our work by providing us Cheetah Images taken in Maasai-Mara National Reserve and surrounding Conservancies. Pictures taken in the Mara help us building Mara Cheetah Pedigree, tracking cheetah movements within the Ecosystem, learning their lifespan and cub survival rates. Lern more at:  You also can follow individual cheetahs’ lives by learning from our posts on their stories at:

E-mail your images of the Mara cheetahs to us to: and Meru/Kora/Bisanadi cheetahs to: together with your name and address, so we can tell you what is known about the cheetah you saw.

Our research will benefit from any photos of cheetahs taken in the Mara in 1999-2013 or Meru and Kora National Parks and Bisanadi National Reserve.

Become one of the Sponsors of the Project and receive a special gift!

$30 US cover printing of one updated Cheetah ID Catalogue for the project scouts, rangers/guides team

$50 US facilitate the project’s community outreach program single visit, or cover stipend of one cheetah scout for one month

$100 US cover costs of collecting and processing of one cheetah fecal sample for various analysis

$500 US buy one camera trap for cheetah remote surveillance

Become Patron of the Cheetah by Adopting a Cheetah for $ 100 US only. You will be granted a CERTIFICATE and you will receive a special NEWSLETTER with updated information on the adopted cheetah.

Donate  $1000 US and become a Patron of the Project!  The name of Patron individual/Company will be displayed in all printed materials produced by Mara-Meru Cheetah Project, as well as in all Reports, Newsletters, PowerPoint presentations and scientific papers produced by the Mara-Meru Cheetah Project.

At the request of the sponsor, his or her name will be displayed on our website, and in all reports and publications

Become a Team Cheetah Supporter!

Field Reporter You can support our work and become a Team Cheetah Supporter by providing us cheetah images. We have been collecting photographs since 2001 for building Mara Cheetah Pedigree which helps to estimate population trends over the years. Your cheetah images taken from 1995 to date in the Maasai-Mara National Reserve and surrounding Conservancies will complement existing vast data and therefore will make a substantial contribution to cheetah conservation in Kenya. For the better results we need profiles of walking/standing /sitting cheetahs from both sides. We are also looking for pictures taken from 1995-to date of females with cubs (of any age).




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Cheetah Head  in ink has been used in 2005 as cover page drawing for ANIMAL KEEPERS’ FORUM – The Journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers.




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This painting was produced for Cheetah Conservation Fund (Namibia) and illustrates Cheetah Mother’s story at the CCF’s Education Center

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Marco Polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii) portrait in ink has been used as cover page drawing for ANIMAL KEEPERS’ FORUM – The Journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers.

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Polar Bear portrait in ink has been used as cover page drawing for ANIMAL KEEPERS’ FORUM – The Journal of the American Association of Zoo Keepers.


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You can see this portrait of Chewbaaka – cheetah Ambassador for 16 years at the Cheetah Conservation Fund – on the front cover of International Cheetah Studbook 1999: and on CCF’s site page:


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