Book on Iran’s wildlife diseases released

October 21, 2017

TEHRAN – The first book in Persian language on Iran’s wildlife diseases was released.

Written by Iman Memarian, the book provides a field guide to parasitic and infectious diseases and metabolic disorders prevailing in Iran’s wildlife, Mehr reported.

The book’s unveiling ceremony was held on Friday with environmental experts and officials in attendance.

Drought and disease are considered as the major threats to wildlife, director general for aquatic wildlife of the Department of Environment, Majid Kharrazian-Moqaddam, said during the ceremony.

Different species of wildlife in Iran have been endangered by diseases during the past decade, he added.

He pointed to livestock infectious diseases as an important threat to wildlife in Iran.

During the ceremony, Memarian explained about the importance of publishing books, referring to Stephane Ostrowski, ecohealth and conservation adviser at the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society and Houman Jokar, director for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) as influential persons in this field.

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