Following implementation of first phase of the project “Capacity building of Local Communities to Conserve Persian Leopard in Caucasus Eco-Region”, a newsletter was published to address local stakeholders, including community members about the project.

Initiated since 2011, the project tried to understand livelihood of the people within three main villages where all have high conflict with Persian leopard due to depredation on livestock. The newsletter aimed to share information and news among the people, illustrated project findings as well as reported activities done so far within the project.

Led by the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) with supports from UK-based People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and Gilan Department of Environment, the project now is planning to resolve high conflict between the leopard and communities in Dorfak No
Hunting Area, northern Iran.

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