Population estimates vary from 2,000 to 15,000. The World Conservation Union (IUCN) classifies the cheetah as vulnerable, with the African sub-species as endangered and the Asiatic sub-species as critically endangered. The cheetah is listed as endangered and is on Appendix 1 of CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).
US Federal List: endangered
CITES: appendix i
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: vulnerable