Historical Range

The historic range of cheetah and wild dogs is important for an understanding of the current conservation status of the species; only if we know how much range has been lost do we understand the trajectory of the reduction in land available to these wide ranging species. The historical range has been mapped during the participatory regional strategy workshop process that made use of expert and local knowledge to identify the best understanding of the most likely cheetah and wild dog habitat of centuries past. The maps have been slightly amended when better information has become available.

Cheetah

  • Cheetah Historical Range Map (North, West, and Central Africa)
  • Cheetah Historical Range Map (East Africa)
  • Cheetah Historical Range Map (South Africa)

Wild Dog

  • Wild Dog Historical Range Map (North, West, and Central Africa)
  • Wild Dog Historical Range Map (East Africa)
  • Wild Dog Historical Range Map (South Africa)

With Thanks to…

The Range Wide Conservation Program is a joint initiative of the Zoological Society of London and the Wildlife Conservation Society, endorsed by the IUCN Cat and Canid Specialist Groups. The program’s core operating costs are funded by the Howard G Buffet Foundation. Many other organisations have supported or funded various aspects of the program.