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A male Persian leopard that had migrated to Portugal will be transferred back to Iran for mating, according to a zoo official in Tehran.
An Iranian lawmaker stated that to protect Iran’s environment and rare species, the government has to raise the public awareness on this subject.
An Iranian family is leading a caravan that travels across the country to inform people about the lives of critically-endangered Asiatic cheetahs.
The tragic extinction of various species is not limited to Iran and the Iranian (Asiatic) cheetah. There are many animals out there in the nature that are endangered as studies of Zoological Society of London (ZSL) show that animals' population could drop to 67% by 2020.
The head of the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS), a Tehran-based NGO, said the population of Iranian cheetahs, also known as Asiatic cheetahs, is undergoing a rapid decline despite all measures taken to save the endangered species.
Iranian sport teams will appear in the Rio 2016 Olympics while, in addition to the Iranian cheetah, the images of 50 endangered species are going to be printed on their sports clothing, an official announced.
The environment chief has said that her organization has taken measures to raise people’s awareness of their responsibility toward the Iranian cheetah and help them understand the real value of these feline species.
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