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Found 9 results

  1. http://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.
  2. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10344-013-0791-y ~ This January, 2014 research article from the European Journal of Wildlife Research presents a study concerning trophic interactions between two relatively endangered species in Iran, the Persian Leopard and the Urial Sheep. Camera traps were utilized to confirm details concerning predator/prey distribution.
  3. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/310796527_The_caracal_in_Iran_-_current_state_of_knowledge_and_priorities_for_conservation ~ This November, 2016 research article, published in the special issue of CATNews concerning Catis in Iran, is a comprehensive survey of the current status of caracal throughout Iran, where it's widely distributed. A distribution map is provided, as well as field data of caracal in various provinces, and updated information about behavior, prey, threats and protection measures.
  4. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/oryx/article/socioeconomic-consequences-of-cattle-predation-by-the-endangered-persian-leopard-panthera-pardus-saxicolor-in-a-caucasian-conflict-hotspot-northern-iran/AE2753516649E38ADAA48E5197EFC082/core-reader ~ This January, 2017 research article from the journal Oryx discusses how the perception of leopards of village residents in the Iranian Caucasus is influenced by leopard cattle predation. The Dorfak No-Hunting Area is a priority leopard reserve in the Caucusus Ecoregion. Local residents view cattle as a source of wealth hence perceive any loss to leopards as a direct threat to both status and livelihood.
  5. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295642923_Baseline_information_and_status_assessment_of_the_Pallas's_cat_Otocolobus_manul_Pallas_1776_in_Iran ~ This November, 2016 research article, published in the special issue of CATNews concerning Cats in Iran, is a comprehensive survey of the current status of Pallas's Cat, or Manul, throughout Iran, where its range has been expanding. A distribution map is provided, as well as field data of Pallas's Cat in various provinces, and updated information about behavior, prey, threats and protection measures.
  6. https://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.
  7. http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-iran-cheetah-snap-story.html http://thewildlife.wbur.org/2016/03/24/saving-the-desert-cheetahs-of-iran/ http://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/can-the-iranian-cheetah-outrun-extinction-1.2205232 http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/iran-tries-to-save-asiatic-cheetah-from-extinction-1.1889269# ~ These four articles from a variety of sources outline the challenges facing the Asiatic cheetah population remaining in arid areas of Iran. Various steps have been taken to raise awareness, including a National Cheetah Day. Consideration is being given to using ecoducts, which enable wildlife to bypass heavily settled areas.
  8. 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.
  9. http://www.payvand.com/news/15/jun/1061.html This article from Iran's Payvand News details the discovery of the 4th Persian Leopard to be found dead in the past three months. An interesting drawing accompanies the article, suggesting time running out for Persian Leopards. It was found in mountainous North Khorasan province in northeastern Iran, near Turkmenistan. Local officials noted it had not been shot, but may have been harmed by other animals.

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