Mary Wykstra

MEM., Principal Investigator and Action For Cheetahs Director

Since 2009, Mary is the Director of Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (ACK), and was the Kenya Director for Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) from 2001 to 2008. She has expe­ri­ence in both Kenya and in Namibia with data col­lec­tion, chee­tah research tech­niques, cap­ture and immo­bi­liza­tion, com­mu­nity devel­op­ment and edu­ca­tion. Mary com­pleted a Master’s of Environmental Management degree at Yale University in 2011. Mary’s autho­riza­tion is through the Kenya Ministry of Science and Technology in affil­i­a­tion with the Kenya Wildlife Service and CCF. Mary works within the com­mu­ni­ties to ini­ti­ate pro­grams in research, com­mu­nity devel­op­ment and edu­ca­tion. Mary coor­di­nates all research and com­mu­nity devel­op­ment activ­i­ties related to chee­tah con­ser­va­tion research, she is the liai­son to ACK part­ners and man­ages the admin­is­tra­tive side of ACK.

Support our work

ACK needs your help to support our scouts and the community so we can accomplish our goal of conservation of the cheetahs in Kenya. You can also purchase COOL Crafts online now.

With your help we can continue our research and conversation activities.

  • $10 
    • One day School presentation
    • One month of phone credit for one staff member
  • $25
    • Printing of one conflict mitigation tool kit
    • Printing of one student workbook
    • Full set of vaccinations (Rabies and Distemper) for a dog or cat
  • $50 

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