Bureau of Business Research


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A Bureau of Business Research Report From the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, February 27, 2009


Copyright 2013 Edwards & Thompson


The Cheetah Conservation Fund [www.cheetah.org] is a non-governmental, non-profit organization whose mission is to be an internationally recognized center of excellence in research and education on cheetahs and their eco-systems. The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has established its headquarters near Otjiwarongo, Namibia, Africa. In the process of raising funds, constructing facilities, operating its programs, employing staff, hosting visitors and volunteers, and conducting its various other activities, CCF has an economic impact on its surrounding area and on the national economy of Namibia.

CCF asked economists at the Bureau of Business Research [www.bbr.unl.edu] at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to prepare an assessment of the economic impact of CCF’s operations. This study reports our results. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a public, land-grant research university in the United States; it has a faculty of some 1200 researchers. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) study team collected data on CCF's direct expenditures; it assisted CCF in conducting a survey between June and December, 2008, of visitors and volunteers to CCF; and it collected various other information needed for the study.