Asiatic Cheetah

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  • Asiatic cheetah 2019-08-31 19:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will the world’s fastest Asiatic cheetah outrun extinction?

    TEHRAN – Although Iran is the only country which can save the precious species from disappearance, conservation projects fall into a single solution of captive-breeding. Cheetah’s captive-breeding is not necessarily an inefficient plan, nonetheless concerns come up from recent unsuccessful projects. Will the endangered beauty surpass its unknown fate and escape extinction?

  • Artificial insemination failed on cheetah in captivity 2019-07-31 18:09

    Artificial insemination failed on cheetah in captivity

    TEHRAN – Female Asiatic cheetah, Delbar, being kept in captivity at Tehran’s Pardisan Park, has undergone artificial insemination some 100 days ago, but it turned to be unsuccessful, director of the wildlife conservation and management at the Department of Environment has said.

  • Asiatic cheetahs spotted in eastern Iran 2019-07-14 19:51

    Asiatic cheetahs spotted in eastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Two Asiatic cheetahs have been observed in Tabas county, located in South Khorasan province, eastern Iran, since the beginning of this year (March 21), head of Tabas department of environment has said.

  • DOE plans on live capture of cheetahs for conservation 2019-07-01 20:17

    DOE plans on live capture of cheetahs for conservation

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) is preparing a plan on capturing two remaining Asiatic cheetahs alive for conservation and reproduction purposes, Majid Kharrazian-Moqaddam, director of the wildlife conservation and management at the DOE has said.

  • today photos 2019-06-17 11:56

    ‘Too soon to decide cheetah kept in captivity is pregnant or not’

    TEHRAN – Female Asiatic cheetah, Delbar, kept in captivity, undergone artificial insemination at Pardisan Park in Tehran earlier this year (starting on March 21), and may be pregnant but it is still too soon to determine, Majid Kharrazian-Moqaddam, director of the wildlife conservation and management at the Department of Environment has said.

  • Rare Asiatic cheetah sighted in north central Iran 2019-05-31 12:31

    Rare Asiatic cheetah sighted in north-central Iran

    TEHRAN – An Asiatic cheetah has been caught on cameras near a watering trough at Khar Turan National Park of Shahroud county located in north-central province of Semnan, YJC reported on Wednesday.

  • Camera traps pictured Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopards in north central Iran 2019-05-25 20:05

    Camera traps picture Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopards in Semnan

    TEHRAN – An Asiatic cheetah and three Persian leopards have been observed through camera traps in Shahrood county in north central Semnan province, Amir Abdous, the provincial department of environment chief, has announced.

  • Is there protective objective or just benefit behind keeping wildlife species in zoos? 2019-05-15 20:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Animals in captivity: Is there such a thing as a good zoo?

    TEHRAN – The recent activities of Tehran Zoological Garden have sparked a heated debate between advocates of animal rights and zoo directors, on whether or not zoos endanger wildlife species for their own interests or they have educational and protective objectives.

  • Asiatic cheetah kept in captivity may possibly reproduce 2019-04-22 22:45

    Asiatic cheetah kept in captivity may possibly reproduce

    TEHRAN — Asiatic cheetah, also known as Delbar, which is being kept in captivity at Tehran’s Pardisan Park may possibly reproduce within the next 50 to 60 days, deputy chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate at the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopards observed in north central Iran 2019-04-07 08:57

    Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopards observed in north central Iran

    TEHRAN – An Asiatic cheetah and two Persian leopards have been spotted in Shahrood county in north central Semnan province, Amir Abdous, the provincial department of environment (DOE) chief has announced.

  • $4m earmarked for Asiatic cheetah conservation 2019-02-13 21:51

    $4m earmarked for Asiatic cheetah conservation

    TEHRAN – A total budget of $4 million will be allocated to prevent the remaining precious species of Asiatic cheetah from extinction, through a five-year plan, deputy environment chief for Department of Environment (DOE) natural environment and biodiversity directorate has announced.

  • DOE builds underpass to avoid Asiatic cheetah road crash death 2019-01-27 10:06

    DOE builds underpass to avoid Asiatic cheetah road crash death

    TEHRAN – In an attempt to provide a safe place for the few surviving Asiatic cheetahs, the Department of Environment (DOE) has constructed an underground passage stretching to 8 kilometers along Abbasabad road in central province of Semnan, Rajab Ali Karegar, the Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah (CACP) project deputy director has said.

  • Asiatic cheetah 2019-01-09 12:36

    By Jamshid Parchizadeh

    What are the potential strategies to mitigate cheetah mortalities on Iran’s roads?

    Collisions with vehicles are known to be a source of cheetah mortality in countries such as Iran. In Iran, the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah, with fewer than 50 individuals left in the wild, is particularly susceptible to this threat.

  • Iran considers gestational surrogacy for Asiatic cheetah breeding 2018-12-25 11:32

    Gestational surrogacy an option for Asiatic cheetah breeding

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) has considered using gestational surrogacy as an option to breed the endangered species of Asiatic cheetah, deputy environment chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate has said.

  • DOE holds workshop on breeding Asiatic cheetah 2018-12-23 17:53

    DOE holds workshop on breeding Asiatic cheetah

    TEHRAN — A two-day workshop on methods for breeding Asiatic cheetah was held at Department of Environment on December 22-23, Mehr news agency reported.

  • ‘Iran's wildlife population shrinking at alarming rate’ 2018-11-18 21:41

    ‘Iran's wildlife population shrinking at alarming rate’

    TEHRAN – The country’s wild species population is shrinking at an alarming rate as many of the species are facing a decline being killed in car crashes as a result of road construction in the middle of forests and depletion of their habitats, chief of Alborz province department of environment (DOE) has said.

  • On verge of extinction: Cheetah killed in road accident in northeastern Iran 2018-11-17 23:19

    On verge of extinction: Cheetah killed in road accident in northeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – A female Asiatic cheetah lost life after being severely wounded in a car crash in Jajarm road in North Khorasan province, the provincial department of environment (DOE) public relations has announced.

  • Asiatic cheetahs spotted for 3rd time this year in central Iran 2018-09-17 09:48

    Asiatic cheetahs spotted for 3rd time this year in central Iran

    TEHRAN — Two Asiatic cheetahs have been spotted at the Behabad county located in Yazd province, for the third time since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), the provincial department of environment chief has said.

  • ‘We have trespassed cheetah’s habitat, so we have to ensure their safety’ 2018-08-31 15:45

    ‘We have trespassed cheetah’s habitat, so we have to ensure their safety’

    TEHRAN — “We have trespassed cheetah’s habitat and the least we could do is to ensure their safety,” Majid Kharrazian-Moqaddam, director of aquatic wildlife and biodiversity office at the Department of Environment has said.

  • Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs 2018-08-19 21:46

    Iranian researchers to study artificial insemination on Asiatic cheetahs

    TEHRAN — The environment and sustainable development research center and Royan Institute will jointly launch feasibility study for the possibility of artificial insemination as an option for captive breeding of Asiatic cheetahs, Jalil Badam-Firouz, head of the research center, said on Sunday, Mehr reported.

  • Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah 2018-08-18 15:51

    Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly drawn up the draft of the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) phase III.

  • The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road 2018-08-15 17:02

    Cheetah cub wounded in car crash lost life

    TEHRAN — The Asiatic cheetah cub which had been injured on August 7 in a car crash on Abbasabad-Mayami road, north-central Semnan province, has lost life despite the efforts of the veterinary team at the Department of Environment, IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • Cheetah cub wounded in car crash suffers irreversible spinal cord injury 2018-08-15 10:00

    Cheetah cub wounded in car crash suffers irreversible spinal cord injury

    TEHRAN — An Asiatic cheetah cub which had been wounded on August 7 in a car accident on Abbasabad-Mayami road, north-central Semnan province, has suffered irreversible spinal cord injury, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

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  • Asiatic Cheetah 2018-04-28 18:54

    More than 5,500 livestock moved out of Asiatic cheetah’s home range in Iran

    TEHRAN — Following the “cheetah forever” campaign contributions some 5,536 livestock have been moved out of cheetah home ranges in Touran National Park in the central province of Semnan, campaign spokesman Hamidreza Mirzadeh has said.

  • 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.