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Name: Eduardo Lopez Professor: Cherie Gache Course: Fall 2017 Institution: Miami Dade College Kendall Campus Saving the Cheetah The cheetah, which can reach speeds of seventy miles per hours and due to its plight in recent decades, is deliberated as one of the world's most vanishing species by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). In hundred years ago, hundred thousand wild cheetahs inhabited forty-four or more countries throughout Asia and Africa. Over 90 percent of cheetah population has been wiped out (Montgomery and Bishop 82). According to the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), a Namibia based non-profit organization today the existence of the species is only in two dozen of those countries (Stringer 35). Furthermore, about two hundred of the fast-cats live in the wild in Iran where they are known as Asiatic Cheetah. The worlds' fastest animal such as the cheetah was added to the danger of extinction animals' list according to the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). Cheetahs are vulnerable not only to natural predators, but also the poachers, hunters, farmers trying to protect their domestic animals, and loss of habitat. According to CCF, all through Africa's numbers of the cheetah are decreasing even within protected wildlife reserves due to competition increase from other larger predators such as hyenas and lions (Weston 87). Due to this, most areas protected are not able to retain viable populations of cheetah, so only cats tend to fan out beyond
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reserves of wildlife, placing them in greater human conflict danger. Saving the existence of
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