Wildlife of Iran

Iran’s rare cheetahs are unique Iran’s seriously endangered cheetahs are the last remaining survivors of a unique, ancient Asian subspecies Acinonyx jubatus venaticus according to a new DNA analysis. DNA comparisons show that these Asiatic cheetahs split from other cheeths, which live in Africa, 30,000 years ago.

Iranian cheetah boost Good news from November 2013 Asiatic cheetahs are critically endangered. But marking a rare success, conservationists at the Persian wildlife heritage foundation (PWHF) have seen a group of five Asiatic cheetahs (also known as Iranian cheetahs) – a mother with her four cubs

The conservation of Asiatic cheetah project (CACP), an initiative between Iran’s department of environment and UN development programme

Wildlife of Iran – Wikipedia

Books about Iranian wildlife

The Complete Fauna of Iran

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Iran is host to some of Asia’s most diverse animal wildlife. Its lush Caspian coastline, arid central deserts and fertile plains are the habitat for a vast range of creatures. Eskander Firouz’s prize-winning book is the most comprehensive work to date on the fauna of Iran. Indeed it is the only book to cover all of Iran’s vertebrate fauna, comprising mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. Despite the emergence of a conservation movement in the 1960s and ’70s, the last quarter century has witnessed continuing environmental degradation and the destruction of natural habitats in Iran. The position of a number of species unique to Iran, such as the Asiatic cheetah, is critical.
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This book explores the major species of mammals and birds in Iran, both as they are now and as they have evolved through time. It should serve as a guide for wildlife enthusiasts and travellers