Source: Radio Zamaneh
Iran's Department of the Environment reports that 46 leopards were killed
in the past six years in Iran. IRNA reports that the deputy head of
Wildlife Protection said: "The leopard and its habitat are at risk of
The killing of an Iranian leopard - by Ahmad Oryani, Bahar Daily
He added that the majority of the deaths were caused by road accidents and
other incidents were caused by poisoned bait and human action.
He stressed that many projects carried out in the region do not consider the
habitats of this endangered feline and cause irreparable damage that threatens
the existence of this rare species.
He added that the Department of the Environment is trying to highlight the need
to protect wildlife habitats as a part of any development in Iran.
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