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The Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) has published its 2017 annual report (in Farsi), documenting its conservation activities and progress during the Persian calendar year 1396. This report covers the ICS conservation projects on the Asiatic cheetah in north-eastern Iran,...
In 2015, our team launched a campaign to provide water for Asiatic cheetahs and their natural prey in Miandasht Wildlife Refuge in North Khorasan Province. Because of excessive livestock grazing and a prolonged drought, local rangers used to spend...
On July 8th, 2018, a camera-trap set by Yazd Department of the Environment photographed an Asiatic cheetah in Bahabad No-Hunting Area. Located in Yazd Province in central Iran, this is the first hard evidence of cheetah occurrence in Bahabad...
Together with researchers from WWF, Iran Department of Environment and the Humboldt University of Berlin, ICS researchers have published the first confirmed evidence of transboundary leopard movements between Azerbaijan and Iran in the Caucasus Ecoregion. It has been speculated for...
The Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) launched ‘Water for Cheetahs’ campaign in 2015 to support provision of water for wildlife during warm seasons in Miandasht Wildlife Refuge, North Khorasan Province. Miandasht is home to one of the last viable populations...
The 4th Yahya Prize ceremony took place at Tejarat Bank’s Ceremony Hall in Tehran, on the evening of December 14, 2017. This year the Award honored three rangers: 1) Gholamreza Mohammadzadeh from Siahmazgi Protected Area, Gilan Province; 2) Mohsen...
The last issue of IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group’s newsletter, Cat News , features three articles about the Asiatic cheetah in Iran. In a letter published by ICS Cheetah Survey Team, our scientists call for urgent international attention to save...
The Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) has released a report this week, demonstrating five years of intensive camera-trapping surveys of the Critically Endangered Asiatic cheetah in 11 sites across the subspecies’ range in Iran. As the most comprehensive effort to...
A new photograph of Asiatic cheetahs in Dareh (Darre) Anjir Wildlife Refuge, Yazd Province, went viral on the internet in June 2017. The photo, captured by a local ranger, shows two Asiatic cheetahs near an artificial water site (wildlife...
ICS received a national environmental award for the organization’s remarkable conservation efforts across Iran. During a ceremony held for celebrating the World Environment Day, Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President of Iran and Head of the Iranian Department of Environment, announced...