Published by IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group in collaboration with Iran Department of Environment, Cat News Special Issue Nr 10 discusses the status and conservation needs of “Cats in Iran”. Covering 8 extant and 2 extinct felids of Iran, this special issue is dedicated to the remarkable, but often neglected, diversity of cat species in the country. 33 Iranian conservationists has contributed in developing the most updated and detailed review of felids of Iran, which is intended to set a baseline for the continuous assessment of the situation of Iran’s cat populations. ICS researchers has contributed in the Asiatic cheetah, Eurasian lynx, caracal, Pallas’s cat, and sand cat chapters.

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