Local hunters in Kalmand Protected Area, central Iran attended in a half-day festival in the city of Mehriz. Organized by Yazd Provincial Office of Iranian Department of Environment, the festival was opened by local high-ranking authorities to spread importance of wildlife protection to the local hunters. Kalmand hosts high diversity of Iranian fauna, including Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopard, onager, goitered gazelle, caracal, ibex and wild sheep which is under official protection since 1996. During 2010, the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) implemented an educational program to increase local people