SGP Project No.: IRA/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/BD/13/07(183)

Following by the project no. IRA/SGP/OP5/Y2/STAR/BD/12/02(168) conducted earlier to establish a national network for further participatory research and conservation attempts addressing the Persian leopard in Iran, the current project is generally about empowerment of this established network across the country. The project has been started since January 2014. We designed educational and technical materials for education and training purposes. Establishment of the operational groups concentrating on three main subjects of the research and monitoring, community based programs and application of media and news in conservation of the Persian leopard in Iran, was conducted on the basis of the capacities of the Persian Leopard Online Portal for identification of relative individuals across each province. Subsequently, regional workshops were conducted to cover these topics. We also planned for future activities of the Persian Leopard National Network which was then, included in the Persian Leopard National Action Plan that officially endorsed in 2016. Additional to the activities of the project, several innovative programs have been developed. These include: the Persian leopard systematic monitoring scheme, active involvement of the media in awareness raising programs for the purpose of leopard conservation, preparation of 3 technical books and developing protocols for further reference of the participants for future activities, introducing the environmental leadership concept as a new topic to influence the policies and strategies for leopard conservation in Iran. 







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   A Persian Leopard Book (NEW )

- Sanei A. Research and Management Practices for Conservation of the Persian Leopard in Iran. Springer, Cham.

General Overview to the Research Programs in Part I

- A King for the Mountainous Landscapes: An Overview to-  the Cultural Significance and Conservation Requirements of the Persian Leopard in Iran 

Novel Regional Classification of Natural and Socioeconomic Characteristics for the Persian Leopard Research and Conservation Programs 

Countrywide Distribution Modelling of the Persian Leopard Potential Habitats on a Regional Basis in Iran 

Ground Validation of the Persian Leopard MaxEnt Potential Distribution Models: An Evaluation to Three Threshold Rules

-An Innovative Approach for Modeling Cumulative Effect of Variations in the Land Use/Land Cover Factors on Regional Persistence of the Persian Leopard 

-An Overview to the Persian Leopard Trans-boundary Habitats in the Iranian Sector of the Caucasus Ecoregion 

-Introduction to the Persian Leopard National Conservation and Management Action Plan in Iran 

-A Contingent Valuation Practice with Respect to Wildlife Trafficking Law Enforcement in Iran-Case Study: Panthera pardus saxicolor 

 -An Innovative National Insurance Model to Mitigate the Livestock–Leopard Conflicts in Iran


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