August 2007- Finally, the first scientific report about ecology and conservation of the cheetahs in Iran has been disseminated by the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) which is result of field-based research surveys followed by public awareness campaign efforts since winter 2003 in Miandasht Wildlife Refuge. With an area of 85000 hectares, the area is the last confirmed cheetah habitat in Iran where is located on edge of the species distribution in northeastern country.

It is believed that the area is the most unique habitat for the cheetahs in Iran where is mainly composed of plain and hilly terrains without rocky rolling mountains which is quite in contrast to the other cheetahs reserves in the country. As the only medium sized antelope, an existing small population of just a few hundred Goitered gazelle is expected to provide the main proportion of the cheetah