Circle of protection: Cheetah cubs getting as close to mom as possible—so they feel safe. The cheetah is the fastest land animal on Earth and Africa’s most endangered cat. Cheetahs purr like house cats, which is one reason they are under threat, as the cubs are either captured or raised in captivity to be sold as pets to the very wealthy, though only one in six survive the journey to their new prison.
As with all big cats, the number one reason for their decline is habitat loss, then comes human-wildlife conflict, where livestock owners kill predators in revenge killings if the predator kills their livestock. Finally comes the illegal wildlife trade; the pet trade is hitting cheetahs hard as is the trade in their skins and bones.
This is a similar emotion that we as humans feel. Our animal family is so much like us—they find mates, they have offspring, they have to feed themselves and their families.
URGENT! In January, the Revolutionary Guards' intelligence organization in #Iran arrested eight nature and #Cheetah#conservationists that are now being charged with espionage and could be executed.
Last month, more than 340 conservationists and scholars from 70 countries across the world including #UN Ambassador of #Peace , @janegoodallinst DBE, signed a letter expressing support for the eight detained.
🚨Voice your concern about the capital offense charge against renowned Iranian nature conservationists. Urge the Iranian government to provide the detainees with the opportunity to a fair trial by adding your name to this @Care2 petition! (LINK IN MY BIO)🖋👆#SaveConservationists -
"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting And cometh from afar; Not in entire forgetfulness, And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come from...."