The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) was listed on the CMS Appendix I in 2009.


The African Cheetah, with several subspecies occurring in different African countries, is listed as a vulnerable (VU) species on the IUCN Red List. The Cheetah in Africa, together with the African Wild Dog (Lycaon pictus), Lion (Panthera leo), and Leopard (Panthera pardus), is covered by in the Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivores Initiative (ACI).


Cheetah photo by Ken Blum, imported from 500pxNamibian Cheetah portrait by Louise, imported from 500px









African cheetah photo by Ken Blum and cheetah portrait by Louise, both imported from 500px



The Asiatic Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus), a subspecies of Cheetah found in Iran, is included in the Central Asian Mammals Initiative (CAMI).