Iranian Cheetah Society

since 2001
to Save Wildlife

Who We Are

The Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) is a distinguished non-governmental organization with a professional commitment to safeguarding the biodiversity of Iran, with the Asiatic cheetah as its flagship species. The ICS upholds a vital mission to protect the Iranian carnivores, notwithstanding the challenges and conflicts arising in local communities, climate change and development. The ICS has been a registered non-profit organization since 2001 (registration number 13640) and has recently commemorated two decade of triumphant conservation endeavors. As a non-profit organization, the ICS maintains the highest standards in terms of professionalism, efficiency and effectiveness in all of its activities. With dedication and diligence, the ICS aims to make a positive impact on the environment and preserve Iran’s natural heritage for generations to come.

Asiatic Cheetah Conservation

How We Work






Iranian Desert

The Iranian Cheetah Society has been actively engaged in the conservation of the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) since 2005 in the central desert of Iran. Over the years, the society has undertaken various projects aimed at sustaining the population of the animal, including providing water for their habitats, hiring rangers, equipping them with necessary equipment, educating locals and raising wildlife awareness.
The primary focus of the Iranian Cheetah Society in the last decade has been the monitoring of the Asiatic Cheetah population through camera traps and citizen science.

Iranian Caucasus

The Iranian Cheetah Society has undertaken fieldwork since 2010 to study the status and requirements of big carnivores in the Iranian part of the Caucasian region. This sizeable and heterogeneous ecosystem is part of the Caucasian ecological region shared among six nations located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The unique biodiversity of this area has international conservation significance; hence, the Iranian Cheetah Society plans to cooperate with the Department of Environment (DoE) of Iran. Over the years, we have used various techniques and methods, focusing on the Persian leopard and Eurasian lynx and Brown Bear hotspots.

20 Years of Conservation

The Iranian Cheetah Society has been a beacon of hope for the precious Asiatic Cheetahs since its establishment in 2001. Together, experts, volunteers, and supporters have tirelessly worked towards preserving these magnificent felines in the harsh deserts of Iran. For two decades, their selfless efforts and unwavering dedication have transformed the fate of these beautiful creatures. Through determination and unity, we can create a better future for the world’s wildlife. Here’s a video clip we have published for our 20th-anniversary celebration.