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The Last Stronghold: Cheetah in Iran

  title={The Last Stronghold: Cheetah in Iran},
  author={Mohammad S. Farhadinia},
Introduction: Once distributed from the Indian subcontinent through Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Iran to the Arabian Peninsula and Syria, the Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) is now one of the most endangered members of the family Felidae in the world. The last physical evidence of the cheetah in India was of three shot in 1947 by the ruler of the then Korea state. Since then, the cheetah rapidly disappeared from most of its range (Nowell & Jackson, 1996). Over the past 20 years… 
Cheetahs in Central Asia: A Historical Summary
The historical distribution of the cheetah Acinonyx jubatus extended from Africa through the Arabian Peninsula into Iran and Afghanistan. From there, the range continued eastwards to Pakistan and
Conserving the Asiatic Cheetah in Iran: Launching the First Radio- Telemetry Study
Popularly considered a wholly African species, the cheetah Acinonyx jubatus once had a distribution that extended across the Middle East and Central Asia, extending north into southern Kazakhstan and
Prey selection by the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah in central Iran
It is suggested that Asiatic cheetahs prey mainly on mountain ungulates (wild sheep and Persian ibex), which has management implications for effective conservation of this taxon in Iran.
The critically endangered Asiatic cheetah Acinonyx jubatus venaticus in Iran: a review of recent distribution, and conservation status
Considerable effort has been put into conservation of the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah Acinonyx jubatus venaticus in Iran during the past few decades, and a thorough review of the species’
Predation of montane deserts ungulates by Asiatic Cheetah Acinonyx jubatus venaticus in Central Iran
It is indicated that wild sheep, wild goat and especially chinkara are critical for persistence of Asiatic cheetah and must be particularly considered in conservation plans.
Ecological niche of the Asiatic Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) in the arid environment of Iran (Mammalia: Felidae)
The Asiatic Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus venaticus, is a species of global conservation concern and a small population occurs in Iran in fragmented habitats located in the central parts of the country
A review of ecology and con- servation status of Asiatic cheetah in Iran
Methods We reviewed all studies conducted on the cheetahs in Iran, including journal papers, university dissertations, research projects, newsletters, and mission reports compiled by different


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The 1972 publication became the bible of the then relatively few devotees of Madagascar, and this new book expands and expands knowledge in many key areas, including cultural anthropology, thanks to a multi-disciplinary approach made possible by modern techniques.
Wild cats status survey and conservation action plan
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Cheetah status in desert habitats of Northern provinces of Esfahan and Yazd
  • 2003
Cited in Divyabhanusinh , The origin , range and status of the Asiatic ( or Indian ) cheetah or hunting leopard ( Acinonyx jubatus venaticus )
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Present status of the cheetah in Iran, Unpublished typescript report
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