The Cheetah For Ever project was born two years ago in Maasai-Mara after dinner, late in the heart of the African night. We were gathered around a crackling fire, while the lions were roaring in the distance.

We were recalling the wild animals we had met during our safari day and commenting the nice photographs we had taken.... looking forward to the ones of the day after....


We had started a banal conversation on the uncertain future of the Maasai-Mara and it soon became ovbvious to us that we had to venture something as we bitterly witnessed the dramatic fall in the number of cheetahs.... Yes, something had to be done....

But what ? The idea we had at the beginning of monitoring 24 hours a day and for several months the females with their cubs first seemed to us as unrealistic.

Unrealistic ? Maybe... But we had never found such a good idea as that one.... Then we madly went for this challenge and for the adventure....

 We are all passionate about Africa, wildlife, travelling and photography. But to put it more simply, we are only Mother Earth citizens, sternly committed to protecting it and who cannot resolve to let it die.

Cheetah For Ever TEAM


Stéphane Lemaire - Chairman


Traveling is definitely the DNA of this addicted globetrotter. He has now for a long time wanted to commit herself in a program that protects endangered species. Cheetah for Ever will probably give him something to do for a long time !



Agnès Escriva - Treasurer 


Photograph by nature, passionate about wide wild areas and the African fauna, Agnès is body and soul invested in the preservation of the Cheetah, which is one of the most emblematic endangered species of Africa. To her it is nothing more than a necessity and a case of emergency...


Sophie Gandrille - Secretary 

She has been passionate about wildlife since her childhood and she has been traveling again and again in Africa since her first time in 2010 and mainly in the Maasai-Mara in Kenya. She is fond of this area as the big felids and in particular the cheetah allow human observation more than anywhere else.


Christine Pigeotte-Closset - Administrator


A passionate animal activist and ESAT educator, she coaches workers with disabilities. With some of them, in the adapted occupation section of the Vernet industrial ESAT, and a group of children from the Institut Medico-Educational (IME) in Saint-Amand-Montrond, she published the book “Les aventures de Douma”, followed by “Tembo” a few months later, both sold for the benefit of the Cheetah For Ever association. She joined the Board in 2017.