Asiatic Cheetah


  • Artificial insemination, an option for captive breeding of Asiatic cheetahs 2018-04-14 20:21

    Artificial insemination, an option for captive breeding of Asiatic cheetahs

    TEHRAN — The two Asiatic cheetahs being kept in captivity in Pardisan Park, Tehran, will undergo artificial insemination, Iman Me’marian, the chief veterinarian of Pardisan Rehabilitation Center has said.

  • One of the Asiatic cheetahs living in captivity in Tehran’s Pardisan Park / Photo by Ehsan Jannati 2018-03-06 18:31

    Low genetic diversity biggest threat to Asiatic cheetahs: academic

    TEHRAN – Asiatic cheetahs are more threatened by low genetic diversity than by humans, roads or other dangers, said Mohammad Sadeq Farhadinia, a member of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Cat Specialist Group.

  • Asiatic cheetahs 2018-01-10 09:21

    Artificial insemination an option for breeding captive Asiatic cheetahs

    TEHRAN – Two Asiatic cheetahs which are being kept in captivity in Tehran’s Pardisan Park may become parents using artificial insemination.

  • Cheetah cub saved from smugglers cannot return to wild 2018-01-05 09:56

    Cheetah cub saved from smugglers cannot return to wild

    TEHRAN – Asiatic cheetah that was saved from an animal-trafficking gang in Tehran on December 26, 2017, cannot return to the wild at least for now, Iman Memarian, the chief veterinarian of Pardisan Rehabilitation Center said.

  • Cheetah cub saved from smugglers 2017-12-27 07:30

    Cheetah cub saved from smugglers

    TEHRAN – Following the arrest of an animal-trafficking band in Tehran, an Asiatic cheetah cub was discovered and required measures were taken for her protection, Iran’s Department of Environment official website reported on Tuesday.

  • Asiatic cheetah/ Photo by Ali Mohammadi 2017-12-07 15:15

    DOE proposes $375,000 budget for cheetah conservation

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has presented a 15-billion-rial (nearly $375,000) budget proposal to Budget and Planning Organization for Asiatic cheetah conservation plans.

  • Asiatic Cheetah/ Photo by Ali Mohammadi 2017-12-03 20:20

    By Farnaz Heidari

    International Cheetah Day: Let’s save the fastest beauties

    Asiatic Cheetah which is considered to be a sleek and beautiful cat throughout history is the fastest land-animal that can accelerate from 0 to 96.6 km/h in under three seconds.

  • Stephane Ostrowski 2017-11-27 13:22

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Conservation a ‘never ending’ effort as it confronts ‘never ending’ disturbance processes

    The Asiatic cheetah nowadays only exists in Iran where its survival raises multiple challenges. To prevent the extinction of this iconic cat species from its last refuge in Asia, it is essential to draw the attention of people and generate enough positive support.

  • Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project 2017-11-11 20:26

    UNDP not to extend Iran’s Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project

    TEHRAN — United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has lately announced that they are not planning on renewing Iran’s Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project.

  • Isa Kalantari 2017-10-22 17:48

    We should keep environment safe for next generations: Kalantari

    ‘Iran lagging behind the world in protecting the environment’

    TEHRAN — In regard to factors determining environmental standards Iran is among countries that is lagging behind the world in safeguarding the environment, the chief of the Department of Environment said on Saturday.

  • Gary Lewis (L) and Isa Kalantari 2017-10-03 20:13

    Iran, UN underline need for increased environmental co-op

    TEHRAN — The UN resident coordinator and UNDP representative in Iran met with the chief of Iran’s Department of Environment, emphasizing the importance of greater environmental cooperation between Iran and the United Nations.

  • Tim O’Brien 2017-10-02 08:54

    By Farnaz Heidari

    ‘It will take a lifetime of dedication to save Asiatic Cheetah’

    The Asiatic cheetah also known as Iranian cheetah is a Critically Endangered cheetah subspecies surviving today only in Iran. It once occurred from the Arabian Peninsula and the Near East to the Kyzylkum Desert, Caspian region, Pakistan and India, but has been extirpated there during the 20th century.

  • Houman Jowkar 2017-09-19 19:49

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    19 Asiatic cheetahs spotted in Iran in past 3 months: CACP director

    TEHRAN — Over the past three months some 19 Asiatic cheetahs were spotted in Iran three of which were females, Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) director Houman Jowkar said on Monday.

  • Felids under threat 2017/09/03

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Felids under threat

    Habitat fragmentation caused by agriculture and in general human interference results in the division of large, continuous habitats into smaller, more isolated remnants.

  • National campaign seeking help to safeguard Asiatic Cheetah 2017-09-02 09:08

    National campaign seeking help to safeguard Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — A national campaign is calling for collecting contributions to help protect Asiatic cheetahs living in Touran National Park.

  • Tehran exhibit hails national soccer victory 2017-06-18 10:20

    Tehran exhibit hails national soccer victory

    TEHRAN – The National Museum of Iran has put on show prehistoric Iranian potteries that bear Asiatic cheetahs, endangered subspecies that also embellish jerseys for the national soccer team, hailing qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.

  • Delbar, female Asiatic cheetah, living in Pardisan Park (Photo by Farnaz Heidari) 2017-03-13 10:07

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Precious wildlife heritage in Tehran

    Koushki and Delbar considered are as the only two Asiatic Cheetahs in captivity all around the world. After facility outfit, Kushki had been transferred from Touran National Park, Semnan Province, and Delbar from Miandasht Wildlife Refuge, North Khorasan Province, to Asiatic Cheetah Research and Husbandry Headquarter in late 2014.

  • Wildlife conservation breeding in Iran (photo by Farnaz Heidari) 2017-02-20 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.

  • Asiatic cheetah 1 2016-12-04 08:36

    By Farnaz Heidari

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

    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.

  • 12 Heidari-Wildlife Care.JPG 2016/10/02

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Why wildlife management in Iran needs more support?

    Like forests, wildlife has had special value for people, not only for the meat and hides which provides us with food and clothing, but also because we enjoy knowing that we share the Earth with other living creatures, enjoy observing them, and in some cases have made them cultural and even sacred symbols.

  • یوز پلنگ آسیایی 2016-09-04 20:20

    Asiatic cheetah extinction claim categorically denied

    TEHRAN — Morteza Eslami, head of the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS), categorically refuted a report claiming that Asiatic cheetahs could be extinct as soon as the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2017).