Poaching, habitat loss, inbreeding and hybridization, these are just a few of the threats faced by many wild feline species around the globe. Recently, Scientific American featured six of the world’s most endangered feline species and subspecies—some of which may not survive into the next century. The Asiatic cheetah is in the middle of this list. Iran’s few remaining cheetahs are spread out over thousands of kilometers, making it extremely difficult to track and locate them. But, ICS’ recent surveys indicate that fewer than 70 cheetahs are left in Iran.

 

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