Livestock Guarding Dog Project
The goal of the project is to mitigate human-wildlife conflict on livestock farms within the current cheetah distribution range by placing Anatolian livestock guardian dogs on farms to assist farmers in protecting livestock from predation. These placements are clustered, creating viable habitat corridors with an increased connection of safe habitat, facilitating cross-border migration and safe movement corridors between conservation and protected areas. To date the Cheetah Outreach Trust has facilitated an area of 575 000Ha that is now considered cheetah and predator tolerant. The Anatolian livestock guardian puppies that are placed, are bred at the Irwin’s Guardian Stud.