Missions and Scopes


Asian Leopard Specialist Society is based in Iran and currently conducts research, monitoring and conservation programs specifically addressing the Persian leopard. Now we are working on:

- Establishing the Persian Leopard National Network for the purpose of participatory conservation of the leopard in Iran MORE

- To establish a national monitoring system based on the actual local conditions, available local capacities, new and well operated research and monitoring methodologies worldwide

- To develop and update research-based conservation and management action plans specifically addressing the Persian leopard status in Iran (national and local scale) MORE

- To conduct research-based and local scale conservation programs according to the identified priorities and long term conservation and management scopes and strategies identified in the Persian Leopard National Action Plan in Iran MORE

- To provide the opportunities for involvement of local students, recently graduated researchers, local people in leopard habitats and those of related fields in leopard programs for the purpose of training, capacity building and participatory conservation and monitoring

- To conduct research projects based on the priorities and information required for relative management and conservation programs

- To conduct empowerment, training, capacity building, education and awareness raising programs according to the ALSS missions and scopes

- Regular status assessment of the Persian leopard in Iran MORE

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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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