Persian lion

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  • 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.

  • Will recently returned Persian lion survive threats once pushed it toward extinction? 2019-05-05 08:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will recently returned Persian lion survive threats once pushed it toward extinction?

    TEHRAN – Long-lost Persian lion is back to the country to conserve the rare species by reproduction, the species which once gone extinct due to excessive hunting and habitat loss, so the question arises, will the endangered species survive the threats which once pushed it through eradication?

  • Return to motherland: Asiatic lion to return to Iran after 80 years 2019-04-30 20:56

    Return to motherland: Asiatic lion to return to Iran after 80 years

    TEHRAN — Tehran Zoological Garden, also known as Eram Zoo, will be home to Asiatic lion, which was extinct in the country for almost 80 years, a veterinarian at Eram Zoo has said.

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    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.