Increasing motivation and promoting conservation efforts of the wildlife wardens have always been a priority for the Iranian Cheetah Society. Therefore, the Ranger Programme was started since 2014 to support the Park Wardens across the country. During the first year, the following activities were initiated:
1- The Yahya award
2- The Yoozban award
3- Participatory monitoring
4- Provision of equipements
More than 50 wardens from all over the country, especially cheetah habitats were involved in the program and nearly 400,000,000 Rls was allocated for the activities during the first year.
in addition to the initiatives mentioned above, educational and skill development programs have been considered for the wardens across the country. These programs will be implemented in cooperation with the government’s Department of Environment.
Iranian Cheetah Society has published a report highlighting the activities undertaken as part of the Warden Programs.