(2002 - present)
Rebecca moved to Botswana to work at Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Upon discovering that there was no conservation going on for the regularly persecuted and endangered cheetah she decided to initiate a program to protect this threatened cat species. As CCB’s co-founder and longest standing member, Rebecca is the cornerstone of CCB and the project’s success is a tribute to her passion, determination and her holistic and practical approach to conservation.
Dr Kyle Good
(2003 - 2011) PROGRAMMES MANAGER, SECRETARY TO THE BOARD DVM, MRCVS, VETERINARY MEDICINE
While helping Mokolodi Nature Reserve with their veterinary needs, Kyle met Rebecca and became involved with the establishment of CCB. Once Ann Marie Houser joined the project, the team was complete and Cheetah Conservation Botswana began to grow in leaps and bounds. Kyle has been instrumental in collecting data from the wild caught cheetah and in the Livestock Guarding Dog initiative. She studied for her DVM at the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and has had experience working with a large range of African animals. Since leaving CCB, Kyle has moved with her family to Zimbabwe where she continues her veterinary work and supporting CCB.
(2002 - 2008)
Ann-Marie was instrumental in CCB’s development with her work building up the base camps in Jwaneng (2003) and in Ghanzi (2005). She started the research program and coordinated the volunteer program. Her specialization during her time with CCB was in home ranges, spoor tracking and developing methodology for rehabilitating captive/orphaned cheetah cubs to be released back into the wild. As of August 2010, Ann-Marie is working for the United States Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service as the Animal Care Inspector for Southern Illinois.