The Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) launched ‘Water for Cheetahs’ campaign in 2015 to support provision of water for wildlife during warm seasons in Miandasht Wildlife Refuge, North Khorasan Province. Miandasht is home to one of the last viable populations of the Critically Endangered Asiatic cheetah. This cheetah reserve is threatened by human-derived degradation, excessive livestock grazing, and prolonged drought. When ICS launched this campaign, local rangers had to spend the majority of their working hours supplying water for artificial water sites (‘wildlife drinkers’) in the reserve, which negatively affected their anti-poaching patrolling of the reserve. Thanks to the support of our donors, in particular the Prince Bernhard Nature Fund, we have been able to fund the recruitment of a local herder to help the local wildlife authority in the water provision for wildlife.
In 2017, the Water for Cheetahs campaign received support from Synolex Oil Company, as well as donations collected with the help our partner organization, World Land Trust. Learn about how you can help us to continue this work in 2018: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Iranian-Cheetah-Society