As 7th year of celebration, Asiatic Cheetah Day Festival is going to beheld since 7 to 9 August in Tehran. The festival is organized by the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) in partnership with Iran Department of Environment and Iran Khodro which is the largest car manufacturer in the Middle East. After holding for half-decade, the Cheetah Day Festival is the largest wildlife-based gathering in Iran which attracts huge media coverage on benefit of the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah.
The festival has been hosted in various locations in previous years, such as Tehran zoo or Tehran Museum of Natural History. Now, 2013 festival will be held in Tehran Zoo to increase awareness of this part of the more than 12 million people of Tehran.
The cheetah day has a specific website which has different pages on previous cheetah day festivals, news and celebrities quotes about the campaign. You can read more about it on www.cheetahday.com
31 August has been named as Asiatic Cheetah Day in Iran which dates back to 1994 when a cheetah was rescued from unaware people after losing her mother with two siblings on a waterhole in central Iran. Since then, numerous educational programs have been organized in various parts of Iran so now a majority of bIranians are aware that their country is the last stronghold.