As a CITES-registered breeding centre of cheetahs, we aim to increase knowledge of the breeding, prevention of disease and nutritional requirements of cheetahs in captive conditions and work with scientists and recognised experts in the field to achieve this. Our commitment to research is reflected in the number of scientific publications in internationally accredited journals. To date, more than 30 such articles have been published.
The role of captive-breeding facilities in conservation is recognised internationally and endorsed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Known examples of the re-introduction into the wild and re-establishment of a species that declined in numbers to the level of extinction provides good reason for sustaining such facilities, provided it is done according to international norms and standards, and for the benefit of conserving free-ranging species that are endangered and close to extinction.