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Tom Kellie posted a topic in African wildlifehttp://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/poaching-isnt-rare-cheetahs-only-problem-180962808/ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-cheetahs-spot-each-other-180961334/ http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-study-shows-cheetah-numbers-have-crashed-180961571/ ~ This April, 2017 article in Smithsonian explains how sparse populations of Asiatic Cheetah in Iran suffer reproduction difficulties due to fragmented territories, wherein individual cheetahs live far from others. The remaining Asiatic Cheetahs in remain live in remote terrain, typically far removed from others of their species, such that the cheetah habitats are comparable to islands separated by roads.
Tom Kellie posted a topic in Research / scientific papershttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10531-017-1298-8 ~ This May, 2017 research article from Biodiversity and Conservation provides a survey of the current status of Acinonyx jubatus venaticus, Asian Cheetah, in Iran, including information concerning ongoing monitoring. There is a distribution map, discussion of information obtained through a camera trap network, information about the historic cheetah range within Iran, and consideration of future challenges.
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/30/two-female-asiatic-cheetahs-remain-in-wild-in-iran-say-conservationists ~ In this article from the U.K. Guardian the Iranian Cheetah Society notes that their monitoring of local Asiatic Cheetah populations suggests that there are two female Asiatic Cheetahs remaining in the wild. Farmers, car accidents and hunting have been the primary recent causes of Asiatic Cheetah mortality, rather than natural causes. 30 August was Iran's National Cheetah Day.