Remembering Cheetahs is the fifth instalment in the charity book series by the Remembering Wildlife team, and features images donated by more than 70 of the world's top wildlife photographers.
The collective aim of the photographers is to use their imagery to raise awareness of the plight facing cheetahs. Remembering Cheetahs is the fifth book in the Remembering Wildlife series.
There are only around 7,100 cheetahs left in the wild. As well as being trafficked as a pet or killed for fur or body parts, cheetahs are impacted by habitat loss and even high-density tourism. In Iran, the Asiatic cheetah is down to fewer than 50, while in India they have been extinct for 60 years.
People remain the key to the survival of cheetahs and in these most difficult of times, looking after them is imperative, as is safeguarding land where cheetahs can live. Reintroduction projects, such as that being consulted upon in India, may become all the more critical.
“I’m humbled that, despite the enormous challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve still been able to produce this book,” says Margot Raggett, the founder of Remembering Wildlife. “As with all the previous books, this project is only made possible by the generous donation of images by many of the world's leading wildlife photographers, working together under the banner of 'Wildlife Photographers United’.”
A range of charities and causes will benefit from the funds raised from the Remembering Cheetahs book, including Serengeti Cheetah Project, The Cheetah Conservation Fund, Naankuse Foundation, and Action for Cheetahs.
A virtual gallery of the images is being run between 12-24 October, and a special online event is being held on Thursday 15 October to launch the book.
To view the images as a slideshow, click on the arrows in the top right hand corner of the photos below.