A documentary on the Asiatic cheetah by Saeed Aghaei is to be screened at the International Festival of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).
“Iran”, a fertile female Asiatic cheetah who lately gave birth to three cubs, has the ability to reproduce for at least the next 5 years, Ali Salajeqeh, head of the Department of Environment (DOE), has stated.
Studies show that the situation of Asiatic cheetahs in Iran is critical so that just 12 of the endangered species are currently living in natural habitats across the country.
The Department of Environment (DOE) plans to breed Asiatic cheetah in the wild so that the species is protected from extinction.
The population of Asiatic cheetahs in Iran is less than 40, which means that under the current situation and in the long run, not only is it not possible to maintain the species’ population and health but the genetic diversity will be lost and face extinction.
A member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) told MNA on Mon. that despite all efforts, the conservation of the Asiatic cheetah project in Iran has practically failed. Mohammad Sadegh Farhadinia, a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), told Mehr News correspondent that the number of the endangered […]
TEHRAN – Following the arrest of an animal-trafficking band in Tehran, an Asiatic cheetah cub was discovered and required measures were taken for her protection, Iran’s Department of Environment official website reported on Tuesday. The cheetah, named Iran, was quickly moved to the wildlife rehabilitation center of Pardisan Park for further medical examinations, Hooman Jokar, […]