December 4th is International Cheetah Day! This day marks the fifth anniversary of this special day designated to create awareness for the plight of the cheetah as Africa’s most endangered big cat. The global population of cheetahs is at a tipping point, with fewer than 7000 cheetahs left in the wild today. Botswana is home to about 2000 cheetahs making it one of the last strongholds for the species, and the Kgalagadi and Ghanzi districts hosts the country’s largest cheetah populations with the highest of cheetah conflict incidents taking place in the Ghanzi region. The younger generation plays a critical role in conservation of nature and the day aims to educate them about the species, its challenges and inspire all to get actively involved in conservation efforts to catalyse change. We spent the day celebrating International Cheetah Day early on the 30th November, under the theme: Racing against Extinction, with school kids from all over the Ghanzi District joining us for a fun sports and games day that celebrated some of the cheetahs best attributes - speed, strength and smarts. The students raced against each other while we paid tribute to cheetahs, which are racing against extinction. Thank you to Puma Ghanzi Highway Filling Station, Letaka Safaris, Haskins, Wilderness Safaris, Santuary, Clean All, Tlhokomela Trust, Liquid Giraffe Travel Services and Kwando Safaris as well as everyone who made it a great day and we hope you too will start recognising and celebrating this day going into the future and help this species win the race against survival.