publication . Article . 2015

Road Traffic Accidents: A Wild Life Exterminator

Hadiseh Kavandi; Samad EJ Golzari;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2015 Journal: Advances in Bioscience and Clinical Medicine (issn: 2203-1413, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre PTY.LTD.
Abstract
Once commonly traced in various parts of Southwest Asia, the Iranian cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus), a disparagingly endangered cheetah subspecies, seems to have been driven to extinction. Restricted to its only remained appropriate habitat, The Iranian cheetah has barely survived in Iran's Dasht-e Kavir plateau. Throughout the 1970s, about 200 cheetahs were estimated to live in seven protected areas in Iran (1). Nevertheless, the figures dramatically declined to 50 and 60 individuals in 2005–2006. Over ten years, Iranian researchers captured images of 76 individual cheetahs using 80 camera traps implanted throughout the Dasht-e Kavir plateau (2). Disappoi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Medicine, R, Biology (General), QH301-705.5
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