Cari Amici buon Anno nuovo!
Abbiamo avuto stamattina il piacere di leggere una mail indirizzata a tutti noi che vi rimandiamo senza commenti. A breve ve la proporremo tradotta.
Gli impegni di fine anno, contabilità e altro, ci hanno messi un po’ alle strette….ma c’è la faremo.
A voi tutti un caloroso GRAZIE per il vostro prezioso aiuto.
Betty von Hoenning
Happy new year to all! I wanted to share some exciting news about our project in Somaliland.
Construction has been progressing so rapidly, we are near completion of our second interim holding facility in Hargeisa. We are preparing to move cheetahs into Compound 2 – “The Yard” – during February.
On Monday, former U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz visited the CCF Cheetah Safe House. CCF Project Co-Manager and Designer James Young and Minister Shukri Ismail of the Ministry of Environment and Rural Development led Ambassador Schwartz on a tour of CCF’s facilities.
James Young, Minister Shukri Ismail and former U.S. Ambassador to Somalia Stephen Schwartz (foto)
On Wednesday, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, James Swan, toured the Cheetah Safe House with a large group from the UN and Somaliland government.
Both VIP visitors from the U.S. were impressed with the project, and James Swan mentioned CCF by name in an address to media (https://tinyurl.com/w3ar9fe). Both also pledged their support to our effort, calling it integral to Somaliland’s development and stabilization. We are now in communication about how they can help us moving forward.
Our 2019 CCF Somaliland Year-End Report is attached. This document details the amazing progress over the past six months. Cheetahs in East Africa and the Horn of Africa now have hope for survival. None of this would be possible without you.
CCF’s 30th anniversary in 2020 — our diamond anniversary — promises to be a real gem for cheetahs!
My most sincere appreciation to all who helped advance this project.
Laurie Marker, DPhil
Founder/Executive Director, Cheetah Conservation Fund
P.O. Box 1755 – Otjiwarongo, Namibia
Phone: +264 (0)67 306225, Fax: +264 (0)67 306247