Persian leopard

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  • National program for leopard conservation to be implemented 2019-06-18 20:29

    National program for leopard conservation to be implemented

    TEHRAN – A national leopard conservation plan which was developed some four years ago, will be implemented in the country by the Department of Environment (DOE), Arezoo Sane’ei, director for Asian Leopard Specialist Society has said.

  • 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, 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.

  • Persian Leopard cubs found dead in southwestern Iran 2019-03-03 14:41

    Persian Leopard cubs found dead in southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – Two Persian leopard cubs have been found dead in Choram county located in the southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, the provincial department of environment (DOE) chief has said.

  • Natural mating raises hope for Persian leopard conservation 2019-02-24 09:51

    Natural mating raises hope for Persian leopard conservation

    TEHRAN – Two Persian leopards mated naturally for the first time at Tehran Zoological Garden on Wednesday and will breed by the next 100 days in case of reproductive success, Mehr news agency reported.

  • Success in artificial insemination in Persian leopards may raise hopes for rare big cats: wildlife biologist  2019-02-13 11:50

    By Lachin Rezaian

    Success in artificial insemination in Persian leopards may raise hopes for rare big cats: wildlife biologist 

    TEHRAN — Mohammad Farhadinia, a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Oxford, said the new move to use artificial insemination to breed Persian leopards could raise hopes for conservation of big cats. 

  • Persian leopard to receive artificial insemination next week 2019-01-31 00:55

    Persian leopard to receive artificial insemination next week

    TEHRAN – For the first time, a Persian leopard will undergo artificial insemination in Tehran Zoological Garden next week.

  • Leopard seen for 3rd time in 2 years in north-central Iran 2018-10-29 02:45

    Leopard seen for 3rd time in 2 years in north-central Iran

    TEHRAN – A leopard has been spotted for the third time within two years in Taleqan, a rural district located in Alborz province, north-central part of the country, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild 2018-10-20 21:50

    Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A leopard caught in snare, in northern city of Galugah in Mazandaran province, was safely released and went back to wild with no lasting harms, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • Leopard cubs seen in north-central Iran 2018-09-25 22:35

    Leopard cubs seen in north-central Iran

    TEHRAN – Three leopard cubs have been spotted in Parvar protected area, north-central Semnan province, which is home to one-third of all species of mammals in Iran, Tasnim reported on Tuesday.

  • Leopard cub seized from smugglers  2018-09-22 09:32

    Leopard cub seized from smugglers 

    TEHRAN — A three-month old leopard cub was seized from the smugglers on Wednesday and transferred to Pardisan Park rehabilitation center, Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

  • Leopards spotted for first time in Bakhtegan national park 2018-09-10 08:20

    Leopards spotted for first time in Bakhtegan national park

    TEHRAN — For the first time, three leopards have been spotted at the Bakhtegan national park in Neyriz city located in southern Fars province, Saeed Mahmoudi, the provincial department of environment chief has said.

  • Threat poachers posing to leopards 2018-07-08 11:15

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Threat poachers are posing to leopards

    Poaching is a controversial term and the issue remains complicated. Scientists, environmentalists and most of animal lovers are concerned with poaching effects on different wildlife populations. But in a country such as Iran, the big challenge of conservation is linked with reliable data especially in the case of poaching.  

  • Insurance compensates for damages done by leopards 2018-03-20 07:26

    Insurance compensates for damages done by leopards

    TEHRAN – The damages caused by leopards to 59 individuals bearing losses in 11 provinces have been compensated through insurance, said Ali Teymouri, the Department of Environment’s deputy director for hunting and fishing, Mehr reported.

  • Roudsar leopard dies in fight with hedgehog 2017-12-22 10:29

    Roudsar leopard dies in fight with hedgehog

    TEHRAN — Persian leopard Arezoo, well-known for being named after her habitat in Roudsar, northern Iran, was found dead apparently after a fight with a hedgehog.

  • Roudsar leopard released back to wild  2017-11-05 20:00

    Roudsar leopard released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A Persian leopard that had been severely injured by getting caught in snare in February was fully recovered and released back to wild on Sunday.

  • 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.

  • leopard injured in Paband national park 2017-05-23 20:05

    Leopard trapped in snare released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A leopard which had been trapped in a snare and injured on May 12 in the Paband National Park, the northern Mazandaran province, was released back to wild last week, Iran Environment and Wildlife Watch website reported.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • توله پلنگ در استخر هرمزگان 2017-01-02 14:20

    Locals, rangers help save leopards from irrigation pool

    Two leopards that were trapped in an irrigation pool in the Homag protected area, southern province of Hormozgan, were saved by the locals and rangers.

  • 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.

  • 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.