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!
Asiatic cheetah with two imperial attendants, during the reign of Shah Alam II (India AD. 1764).
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
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 Quest to Save the World's Second Rarest Cat. With fewer than 100 Asiatic cheetahs in Iran’s wilderness, the time is now to save this ecological and cultural wonder. Iran‘s Asiatic cheetah’s alarming low numbers are pushing them closer to extinction. The Asiatic cheetah is one of the last two remaining critically endangered large cats in the country. The country has already lost the Asiatic lion and Caspian tiger to extinction. Read more...