Only about 7,000 cheetahs can be estimated to roam this earth, this number is starting to decline due to the threats being made to their survival. The Wildlife Conservation Society, the Zoological Society of London and Panthera leads this study. Recently the International Union for Conservation of Nature changed the species’ status from vulnerable to endangered. Sarah M. Durant notifies that the center of the problems roots from the fact that three-quarters of the land the cats occupy in Africa and Asia are not being protected. These mammals suffer from a loss of habitats, they are hunted for game meat, and are captured for sale as pets.