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2012

FORMATION OF AN ACTIVE NETWORK BETWEEN TECHNICAL EXPERTS AND LOCAL ACTIVIST IN SELECTED LEOPARD HABITATS FOR ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES FOR PARTICIPATORY CONSERVATION OF PERSIAN LEOPARD (IRAN)

Iran

Titre : FORMATION OF AN ACTIVE NETWORK BETWEEN TECHNICAL EXPERTS AND LOCAL ACTIVIST IN SELECTED LEOPARD HABITATS FOR ESTABLISHING PRIORITIES FOR PARTICIPATORY CONSERVATION OF PERSIAN LEOPARD (IRAN)

Pays : Iran

N° projet  : IRA/SGP/OP5/Y2/STAR/BD/12/02(168)

Durée : Start Date : 11/2012 End Date : 1/2014

Résumé du projet
This project addresses three main issues regarding conservation of a vital population of the Persian leopard Panthera pardus saxicolor as well as its main prey species and habitats in Iran. Leopard is the top predator of large number of habitats in Iran and it is also considered as an umbrella species in which its conservation will result in conservation of a number of endangered and threatened species as well as vast areas of wildlife habitats across the country.

Objectifs
General objective :
To identify Persian Leopard conservation priorities in relation to the leopard potential and critical habitats in Iran as well as awareness raising and empowerment of local communities
Specific objectives :
1-To identify leopard potential habitats in Iran
2-To prioritize leopard potential habitats on the basis of habitat suitability and conservation measures to sustain viable population in Iran
3-To identify and prioritize awareness raising programs required to be conducted in each province to address human/livestock-carnivore conflicts
4-Development of scientifically based recommendations to local and national authorities concerning leopard critical habitats and urgently needed awareness raising programs identified during the current study
5-Training wildlife conservationists about the techniques and methodologies of awareness raising programs by experts of community-based programs in Iran
6-To establish a leopard research network consisted of local experts and trained local knowledgeable persons for continuous monitoring leopard status in various regions of Iran

Financement
Grant Amount : US$ 17,000.00
Co-Financing Cash : US$ 5,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind : US$ 18,626.00

Bénéficiaire  : Asian Leopard Specialists Society

GEF Small Grants Programme

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