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Tom Kellie

Territory Fragmentation Adversely Affects Iran's Asiatic Cheetahs

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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.

 

 

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