CITES Cheetah Trade Resource Kit

CITES Cheetah Trade Resource Kit

The Cheetah trade resource kit, including accompanying factsheets and poster, compiles relevant information and tools to assist Parties in their implementation of the Convention regarding trade in cheetahs.

The resource kit provides guidelines for the management of cheetahs and/or cheetah specimens that have been seized or confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade, covering from the moment a specimen is discovered through to long-term management. 

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Identification GuidesDetailed identification guides for both live cheetahs and cheetah specimens. 

Reporting a Seizure Guidance on the procedures that should be followed during and after a seizure.

First Response Care Guide for Seized Live CheetahsGuidance on initial care for cheetahs during and after seizures.

Long-Term Captive Care and Management GuideGuidance on long term care for cheetahs.

DNA Sampling GuidelinesInformation about how to sample a variety of different sources of DNA and how to store the samples to ensure the highest likelihood of extracting high quality DNA.

Disposal of Dead Cheetahs and Cheetah ProductsGuidance on how to dispose of dead cheetahs and seized cheetah products.

Veterinary Care Information about providing veterinary care for cheetahs, including common health problems, anaesthesia and antiparasitics.

Resources and National Carnivore CoordinatorsInformation on how to contact cheetah experts for further help and information.

Glossary Explanation of technical words used in the Resource Kit. 


Background InformationBackground information on the cheetah as a species, how it is threatened by the illegal wildlife trade, and how international trade is regulated under CITES.

Cheetah Necropsy GuidelinesInformation on how to perform a basic necropsy to help determine cause of death.



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Factsheet 1
Cheetah conservation status and threats
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Factsheet 2
Cheetah identification   
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Factsheet 3
Cheetah trade permits & seizure
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Factsheet 4 
Cheetah first response care
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Factsheet 5 
Cheetah early care
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Factsheet 6
Cheetah short-term care
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Factsheet 7
Cheetah long-term care
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Factsheet 8
Cheetah related contacts & resources
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Information on what to do if you find a live cheetah or other cheetah specimen suspected to be illegally traded. PDF_icon PDF_icon PDF_icon

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