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  • Wildlife conservation breeding in Iran (photo by Farnaz Heidari) Yesterday 10:00

    By Ali Afzalinejad-Fard

    Wildlife conservation breeding in Iran

    Assisted reproductive technologies (A.R.T.) for endangered species such as cheetahs and leopards can be viewed as a tool that can increase reproductive output. Knowing specific factors that can influence fertility and either providing conditions that reflect those that are naturally found, or attempting to mimic them artificially can enhance natural reproduction.

  • Roudsar Persian leopard in torment 2017/02/13

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Roudsar Persian leopard in torment

    People exert noticeable impacts on biodiversity in several ways. As long as there are greedy and uncaring people, there will be change in relative abundance of species. Namely hunting is estimated to have caused 33% of the extinctions of mammals.

  • lizard 2017-02-05 20:37

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Mistery of lizards

    Southwestern Kermanshah, Ilam, Khuzestan, Lorestan, and Bushehr provinces are considered as the geographic range of Mesopotamian spiny-tailed lizard in Iran.

  • white tiger 2017/01/30

    By Farnaz Heidari

    White tigers attraction

    Tigers used to occur in Asia as far west as Turkey, and isolated populations developed into different subspecies. The subspecies of tigers consist of Bengal tiger (Indian), South China tiger, Malayan tiger, Indochinese tiger, Sumatran tiger, Siberian tiger (Amur), Bali tiger, Javan tiger, and Caspian tiger (Hyrcanian). The last three subspecies are extinct. Along with the Bengal tiger, the white tiger is considered to be the second largest tiger in the world after the Siberian tiger. But what is the white tiger?

  • Caspian Red deer 2017-01-09 15:41

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Compete by antlers

    Caspian Red deer or Maral is a famous subspecies of Red Deer. This subspecies is native in Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains. Once found throughout the forested areas of the Alborz and much of the Zagros (the last survivors were seen in the Arasbaran area about 50 years ago) and is now found only in the Caspian Region, particularly to the east in the Dodangeh Wildlife Refuge and Golestan National Park.

  • Robert Baldwin 2017-01-02 09:30

    By Farnaz Heidari

    How much we know about cetaceans of Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman?

    Unlike whales which are currently extremely rare cetaceans were abundant in the Persian Gulf. Some anecdotal reports of stranded whales have been received, usually without an identification of the species.

  • Persian Leopard 2017-01-01 18:54

    Hefty fine, insurance policy reduces leopard casualties in Iran

    TEHRAN — Increasing the fine for killing leopards by 16 times to 800 million rials (nearly $20,000) and insuring the animals against any possible threat has resulted in fewer casualties in Iran, IRNA news agency reported.

  • Nature village 2016-12-26 10:39

    Nature village, a safe habitat for endangered wildlife 

    TEHRAN — Dehkadeh Tabiat (literary meaning nature village) is actually a private wildlife reserve stretching over 10 hectares of land in the north-central province of Qazvin.

  • African Crown Crane 2016-12-26 09:38

    By Farnaz Heidari

    A living fossil at Tehran Zoo

    With its large yellow crown, Grey Crowned Crane has an odd charm of its own.

  • Black Kite 2016-12-19 09:06

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Black Kite, the most abundant raptor

    Which characteristics make a bird of prey? Exceptional eyesight capable of spotting prey many kilometers away is the most important sense used by birds of prey.

  • December 4 marking Intl. Cheetah Day: World’s fastest land animal is racing against extinction 2016-12-05 11:37

    December 4 marking Intl. Cheetah Day: World’s fastest land animal is racing against extinction

    TEHRAN - Cheetah is world’s fastest land animal over short distances and also the most ancient of all the big cats. Years of persecution have made it one of the world’s most vulnerable big cats. Definitive habitats of Cheetahs in Iran consist of Touran Protected Area in Semnan Province, Kavir National Park which is also in Semnan Province, Nayband Wildlife Refuge in South Khorasan Province, Miandasht Wildlife Refuge in North Khorasan Province, Abbasabad Naein Wildlife Refuge in Isfahan Province, Darband Ravar Wildlife Refuge in Kerman Province, Dare-Anjir Wildlife Refuge, Siah-koh Ardakan National Park, Kalmand and Bahadoran Protected Area and Bafgh Protected Area in Yazd Province.