“It is not too late to save the Asiatic Cheetah”: UN Resident Coordinator in Iran

Iran is the last habitat of the Asiatic Cheetah. It is estimated that approximately 50 Asiatic Cheetahs live in the wild

Iran is the last habitat of the Asiatic Cheetah. It is estimated that approximately 50 Asiatic Cheetahs live in the wild

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

“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, 3 March marks World Wildlife Day, we are re-running a number of stories which we ran in the past couple of months.  These stories reflect on the work that UNDP – together with a number of committed partners – 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.

By UN.org