The Asiatic cheetah also known as Iranian Cheetah, has survived in the protected area in the Iran.
The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world. The Asiatic cheetah mainly inhabits the desert areas around Dasht-e kavir in the eastern half of Iran.
The cheetah has a small head with high-set eyes which have a black “tear mark” running from each eye down to the jaws. Adult Asiatic cheetahs have a small mane which is relatively smaller than that on the African cheetahs.
Threatening Agents of Cheetah
Reduced gazelle numbers, persecution, land-use change, habitat degradation and fragmentation, and desertification contributed to the decline of the cheetah population. Conflict between livestock herders and cheetahs is also threatening the population outside protected areas.
The Iranian cheetah population seems to be in trouble; in spite of ongoing conservation efforts, the species’ population has been shrinking during the past years.
30 August, became the Cheetah Conservation Day, used to inform the public about conservation programs.
Undoubtedly the best supporters of cheetahs are people So we choose this name and symbol to remind about this wonderful animal.