Asiatic black bear

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  • Habitat destruction, poaching endanger Asiatic black bear 2020-10-30 16:57

    Habitat destruction, poaching endanger Asiatic black bear

    TEHRAN – The Asiatic black bear, living in southeastern Iran and known “mam” in the Baluchi language, has biological, aesthetic, scientific, and educational values, but is being pushed towards extinction due to habitat degradation and illegal poaching.

  • The most important threats to brown bear populations in Iran 2019-04-17 09:56

    By Jamshid Parchizadeh

    The most important threats to brown bear populations in Iran

    Iran is a vast country with an area of 1,623,779 km2 in which there are 164 mammal species including the Asiatic black bear and brown bear. Human-bear conflict is the main reason for the brown bear number reduction and range collapse in this country. In this short article, I summarize the most important threats to brown bear populations in Iran: