Regional Conservation Strategies have been completed for three regions and National Action Plans developed for 14 countries. Each plan is separated by country/region and available for download as a pdf.

Regional Strategies

Each of the three regions, North, West, Central Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa have a Regional Strategy for the Conservation of Cheetah and African Wild Dogs. These plans were created out of a wide stakeholder engagement and participatory planning process, following the IUCN planning structure. All plans have the endorsement of the IUCN Cat and Canid Specialist Groups. The southern African regional strategy was revised and updated in 2016 and all strategies are available here.

Eastern Africa National Action Plans

National Conservation Action Plans have been developed for 4 countries in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Tanzania) and these can be downloaded here. The Kenyan plan has been reviewed and a short accompanying document will supplement the existing plan in the near future. Uganda is known to have a small populations of the species and instead of developing their own national conservation action plan they were included within the Strategic Action Plan for Large Carnivore Conservation in Uganda.

Southern Africa National Action Plans

National Conservation Action Plans have been developed for all 8 of the cheetah and wild dog range states in southern Africa (Angola Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe). The last one was completed for Angola in 2016. Those plans for Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe will be revised and updated in 2017/2018 as part of the adaptive process. All the plans can be downloaded here.

North, West, & Central Africa National Action Plans

National Conservation Action Plans have been developed for 5 of the 8 cheetah and/or wild dog range states in NWC Africa. National Action Plans for Algeria, Benin, Niger and Chad are finalised and can be downloaded here. The plan for Burkina Faso is still being finalised and will be released very soon.

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.