Acknowledging the executive director of the Asian Leopard Specialist Society because of
developing the innovative Persian Leopard National Insurance Program in Iran
Dashtestan Persian Leopard Project
Dr. Taghi Ebtekar 2016 award has been dedicated to the executive director of the Asian Leopard Specialist Society because of years of research and awareness raising activities for the Persian leopard in Iran
Opening ceremony for the Persian leopard pilot conservation program in Dashtestan Township, Boushehr province - Photo: A. Feizollahi, October 2015
Happy Nowruz 1394 to all who celebrate it as the new year event
In this year, we will dedicate our activities specifically to the "Research & Empowerment" concerning the Persian leopards in Iran
Second Course of the Persian Leopard Regional Workshops - 2014
AlSS activities in the New Year 1393 is dedicated to the “Participatory Conservation” to save the Persian Leopard in Iran
- Introductory article: Zakaria M. and Sanei A. 2011. Conservation and management prospects of the Persian and Malayan leopards. Asia Life Sciences Supplment 7: 1-5
- Sanei A. and Zakaria M. 2011. Distribution pattern of the Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) in Iran. Asia Life Sciences Supplement 7: 7-18.
- Sanei A., Zakaria M. and Hermidas Sh. 2011. Prey composition in the Persian leopard distribution range in Iran. Asia Life Sciences Supplement 7: 19-30.
- Sanei A. and Zakaria M. 2011. Survival of the Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) in Iran: primary threats and human-leopard conflicts. Asia Life Sciences Supplement 7: 31-39.
- Sanei, A. and Zakaria, M. 2011. Occupancy status of leopard prey species in a disturbed fragmented forest in Selangor, Malaysia. Asia Life Sciences. Supl. 7: 41-55.
- Sanei, A. and Zakaria, M. 2011. Impacts of human disturbances on the habitat use by the Malayan leopard in a fragmented secondary forest, Malaysia. Asia Life Sciences. Supl. 7.
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During our recent project in Iran, we embarked on identifying persons from local communities mostly from livestock-leopard conflict areas who take a part in conserving this species. Earlier we had acknowledged a person from Rashvanlou village because of saving a leopard while he was injured. Mr. Azimi from North Khorasan province, Mr. Ansari from Qazvin province, Mr. Zahedi from Boushehr province and Mr. Gol Mohammadi from Golestan province were invited to our regional Persian leopard workshops and acknowledged by director general of the Provincial DoE offices of North Khorasan, West Azarbaijan, Boushehr and Golestan provinces as well as Asian Leopard Specialist Society. Two other persons including Dr. Masoud Shakiba and a senior ranger from Marakan P.A., one of the few remaining leopard habitats in West Azarbaijan province, were acknowledged because of their attempts for the Persian leopards during the last years. We believe there are many more people in local communities who really care about this species in their surroundings and their efforts to save wildlife species in their region should be acknowledged. We have great feed backs from local communities in some of these regions after appreciation ceremonies. This was done during our recent project in co-operation with DoE provincial offices of mentioned provinces as well as SGP. The true idea of acknowledging local communities during the workshops was first mentioned by Mr. B. Jafaari, wildlife expert of North Khorasan DoE. We must thank everyone involved in this work.
Title: Leopard distribution in North-Eastern Iran in relation to escalating human pressures and prey resources
Title: Assessment of the Persian leopard conservation priorities: habitat suitability and local communities' awareness raising programs (Phase 1: Persian leopard regional workshops)
Assessment of the Persian leopard status in Iran-2002 to 2006
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