Trying to save the cheetah
In the last 50 years, cheetahs have become extinct in 16 countries. Today the fewer than 12,000 that survive in Africa and Iran are facing a bleak future. 

Namibia has the world's largest cheetah population, most of them roaming privately owned grazing lands where ranchers kill them as unwanted predators. Conservationists there desperately try to  reverse the cheetah's decline and they are making progress. By providing ranchers with special guard dogs to protect their livestock, they are showing how  humans and cheetahs can co-exist. 

Working with the Cheetah Conservationist Fund, Assignment Earth talks to ranchers and wildlife officials and learns how this innovative approach is saving one population of this vanishing species.

This Episode aired from 28 April 2007.

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