The second phase of nation-wide cheetah monitoring continued in Naybandan Wildlife Refuge, South Khorasan province, in January 2015. In collaboration with the local wildlife authority, cameras were collected in May 2015. We have now started analyzing the photos and identifying the captured cheetahs. Preliminary results have confirmed that the male cheetah, who was photo-captured in 2013 and awarded the BBC Wildlife Camera-trap Photo of the Year 2014, still occurs in the reserve. The Society’s camera traps have also captured a dozen of photos of sympatric carnivores with cheetahs.
News from the Society’s Cheetah Monitoring project