During the last days of the first stage of National Cheetah monitoring project in Iran, some of the camera traps were left in the cheetah for general monitoring of target species.

In November, in the photos published by the Ardakan(Yazd) Environmental department three cheetahs were identified. In the first glance, these three cheetahs were identified as the same individuals observed in 2012, however with analyzing the spots and comparing the new photos with old ones by the ICS experts it was revealed that one of these cheetahs is new to the cameras.

Therefore, the number of cheetahs captured by camera traps in Asiatic cheetah habitat was increased by one new male cheetah.