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  • Caspian Red deer 2017-01-09 15:41

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Compete by antlers

    Caspian Red deer or Maral is a famous subspecies of Red Deer. This subspecies is native in Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains. Once found throughout the forested areas of the Alborz and much of the Zagros (the last survivors were seen in the Arasbaran area about 50 years ago) and is now found only in the Caspian Region, particularly to the east in the Dodangeh Wildlife Refuge and Golestan National Park.

  • Robert Baldwin 2017-01-02 09:30

    By Farnaz Heidari

    How much we know about cetaceans of Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman?

    Unlike whales which are currently extremely rare cetaceans were abundant in the Persian Gulf. Some anecdotal reports of stranded whales have been received, usually without an identification of the species.

  • Persian Leopard 2017-01-01 18:54

    Hefty fine, insurance policy reduces leopard casualties in Iran

    TEHRAN — Increasing the fine for killing leopards by 16 times to 800 million rials (nearly $20,000) and insuring the animals against any possible threat has resulted in fewer casualties in Iran, IRNA news agency reported.

  • Nature village 2016-12-26 10:39

    Nature village, a safe habitat for endangered wildlife 

    TEHRAN — Dehkadeh Tabiat (literary meaning nature village) is actually a private wildlife reserve stretching over 10 hectares of land in the north-central province of Qazvin.

  • African Crown Crane 2016-12-26 09:38

    By Farnaz Heidari

    A living fossil at Tehran Zoo

    With its large yellow crown, Grey Crowned Crane has an odd charm of its own.

  • Black Kite 2016-12-19 09:06

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Black Kite, the most abundant raptor

    Which characteristics make a bird of prey? Exceptional eyesight capable of spotting prey many kilometers away is the most important sense used by birds of prey.

  • December 4 marking Intl. Cheetah Day: World’s fastest land animal is racing against extinction 2016-12-05 11:37

    December 4 marking Intl. Cheetah Day: World’s fastest land animal is racing against extinction

    TEHRAN - Cheetah is world’s fastest land animal over short distances and also the most ancient of all the big cats. Years of persecution have made it one of the world’s most vulnerable big cats. Definitive habitats of Cheetahs in Iran consist of Touran Protected Area in Semnan Province, Kavir National Park which is also in Semnan Province, Nayband Wildlife Refuge in South Khorasan Province, Miandasht Wildlife Refuge in North Khorasan Province, Abbasabad Naein Wildlife Refuge in Isfahan Province, Darband Ravar Wildlife Refuge in Kerman Province, Dare-Anjir Wildlife Refuge, Siah-koh Ardakan National Park, Kalmand and Bahadoran Protected Area and Bafgh Protected Area in Yazd Province.