Iranian Cheetah Project - PANTHERA The Asiatic cheetah once had a distribution that extended across the Middle East, Central Asia, north into southern Kazakhstan and southeast into India. Today, the Asiatic cheetah is only found in Iran. Estimated at 200 animals in the 1970’s, there are now thought to be only 70-110 Asiatic cheetahs left in the wild, all occupying the arid, central plateau of Iran. http://www.panthera.org/programs/cheetah/iranian-cheetah-project
HELP Save the Asiatic Cheetah From Extinction! There are fewer than 100 remaining in the world and they all occupy the central plateau of Iran. Tell Iran’s Environmental Protection Organization to enforce stronger legislation to prohibit poaching and improper gun licensing near where the cheetahs reside. PLZ Sign and Share!
The Asiatic Cheetah is a rare critically endangered [CR] subspecies of the Cheetah, population 95. Known for its agility and high speed the Asiatic cheetah went extinct from India in 1948. Today they are only found in Iran. They can run at an amazing speed as they have a flexible spine which enables their front legs to cover 20-22 feet in one stride. They have an extreme take off - they are completely off the ground and glide in the air. And their body is sculpted to be highly aerodynamic.
The Unknown Fate of the Asiatic Cheetah - Iranian Cheetah Society. Report- status of Cheetahs in Iran.
Young cheetahs in Africa sitting side by side in a sea of flowers & grass. Today, cheetahs are listed as ‘Vulnerable’ in N. Africa & ‘Critically Endangered’ in Asia, where the last population of 70-110 Asiatic cheetahs live on the Iranian plateau. Learn how Panthera is working with our regional partners to conserve the Asiatic cheetah.