TITLE: Laurie Marker: The Cheetah: A Race for Survival
SPEAKER: Laurie Marker
EVENT DATE: 09/29/2010
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 57 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Science, Technology and Business Division co-sponsored this event featuring Laurie Marker, executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund.
Speaker Biography: Dr. Laurie Marker is Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) with its headquarters in Namibia, Africa. Having worked with cheetahs since 1974, Laurie set up the not-for-profit Fund in 1990 and moved to Namibia to develop a permanent Conservation Research Centre for the wild cheetah. In 1992, CCF became a registered Namibian Trust. CCF's groundbreaking activities are housed at their International Research and Education Centre in the main cheetah habitat of the country. In July 2000, CCF opened a field research station to the public featuring a Visitor's Centre as well as a Cheetah Museum and Education Centre.