- The Cheetah In Israel is a proposal meant to help a world-wide effort to save the Cheetah from habitat loss, genetic inbreeding, disease and extinction in the wild.
- This proposal asks the Cheetah Conservation Fund and agencies in Israel to cooperate on a very specific project - To provide a safe haven in Israel for a population of one or two hundred Cheetah cats.
- The Cheetah are an endangered species, with an estimated worldwide population of 12,000 individuals in the wild. There are more Cheetah in zoos and private collections.
- Israel has a generally sub-tropical climate with thousands of square kilometers of grassland and desert scrub in the Judean desert and the South in the Negev and Arava - with herds of Thomson's Gazelle, which happen to be the Cheetah's favorite prey - Yum!
- The match was a logical one: Invite Cheetah to return to Israel! (There were Cheetah in Israel in Biblical times! The last one in the wild was seen in 1956.)
- If you consider this a possible benefit to the species and the environment, we ask you to add your voice to the request - to send letters including a contribution to The Cheetah Conservation Fund.