Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah in the I. R. of Iran
Why is it important?
Raising public awareness continues to be an important goal of the project with the aim of increasing the local participation in conservation of Asiatic Cheetah and their natural habitats.
For the purpose of the project, the number of gameguards was increased from 90 in 2008 to 110 in 2011. As a result, the surface area of cheetah habitats has expanded from 3.5 m Ha in 2008 to 6.2 M Ha in 2010, and the number of cheetah habitats has increased from five in 2008 to eleven in 2011.
Emergency measures to improve survival of cheetah in the immediate future will also be undertaken, so as to ensure that viable populations survive to benefit from the longer-term impacts of the core project activities.
NATIONAL MDG FOCUS
Ensure environmental sustainability
PROJECT AT A GLANCE
Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah, its Natural Habitat and Associated Biota in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Phase 2
Kavir National Park
Department of Environment