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

The general objective of this project is empowerment of the Persian Leopard National Network established during the project no. IRA/SGP/OP5/Y2/STAR/BD/12/02(168) for further participatory research and conservation of the Persian leopard in Iran.


Specific objectives

-          To establish operational groups concentrating on three subjects of the (i) Persian leopard research and monitoring, (ii) community based programs and (iii) application of media and news in conservation

-          To design and produce relative educational and technical materials for education and training purposes

-          To produce methodological guides for further reference of the members of the Persian Leopard National Network

-          To provide free of charge lectures and training courses for the members of the Persian leopard online portal and the established operational groups

-          To provide opportunities to share the lessons learned and local knowledge and relative discussions in a regional context and ascertain participation of a wide range of identified participants from various provinces

-          To plan for future activities of the Persian Leopard National Network

-          To influence the leopard conservation strategies and policies in Iran for further contribution of national, provincial and local capacities for participatory conservation of the Persian leopard 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


Download "Recent Distribution and Status Assessment of the Persian Leopard in Iran" 

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