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ERIC Number: EJ1022118
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-015X
Exploring Children's Perceptions of Cheetahs through Storytelling: Implications for Cheetah Conservation
Hughes, Courtney
Applied Environmental Education and Communication, v12 n3 p173-186 2013
Namibia's cheetah population has predominantly been threatened by human conflict related to livestock farming and habitat loss. Cheetahs have been indiscriminately persecuted as a mortal threat to livestock, as well as suffered from human-caused land use change. The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in Otjiwarongo, Namibia conducts cheetah research and provides educational programs for school-aged children throughout the country, both on-site and in schools. CCF aims to increase awareness and understanding of the plight of the cheetah to encourage conservation. Through drawn, written, and verbal storytelling, I explored the perceptions school-aged children held for cheetahs. Analysis revealed three themes, suggesting children perceived cheetahs to be important in Namibia based on their aesthetic qualities, their role as a tourist attraction, and their role as a predator.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Namibia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A