“It is not too late to save the Asiatic Cheetah, whose only remaining natural habitat is here in Iran,” said the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran back in August during a ceremony held to commemorate Iranian Game Guards.
Because today, 4 December marks International Cheetah Day, we are re-running a number of stories which we ran in the past couple of months which reflects on the work we have done during the past year. We hope you enjoy them.
Much of what the UN does to support this emblematic species has been done on a daily basis for the past 10 years. So, while it is true that the pressures of modernization, the encroachment of humans, roads and settlements, plus the lethal shooting – by poachers – of both the Asiatic Cheetah and their prey, have all caused the number of these emblematic creatures to dwindle to fewer than 100, it is – really never too late.
And we can save our Asiatic Cheetah.
The Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) is a long standing initiative between Iran’s Department of Environment, UNDP and a number of committed national and international partners.
Below you can read a series of stories related to the CACP.
- FIFA President to support national plans aimed at fighting the extinction of the Asiatic Cheetah
- Cheetah logo unveiled on Iran national football team’s uniform for 2014 World Cup
- Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah
- United for the Asiatic Cheetah
- Iran trying to save Asiatic Cheetah from extinction
- “Iran’s Game Guards are heroes” says UN head in Iran
- “Wildlife is a blessing that God has given the Iranian nation” says Game Guard from Yazd
- “Nature means enjoying every bit of it” says the Head of Touran National Park
- “Wildlife and the environment are national treasures” says Hatami
- “We are guardians of this nature and wildlife” says Game Guard from North Khorasan
- “The responsibility of protecting the environment and the wildlife has given us a significant level of pride” says Game Guard
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