Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP)
Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP)

Since 2012, the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF) has been a supporter of the International Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP). PWHF has supported numerous projects and activities. These projects include:

Publishing of the critically acclaimed book Cry of the Cheetah;

– Joining forces with the Iranian Cheetah Society to help produce a theatrical presentation of the “Cheetah’s Woes”;

Funding camera trapping programs to collect data in the Touran Biosphere Reserve;

– Collaborating with the Tehran Municality to create National Cheetah Day;

–   Working with Goletan Art Gallery, who held the “Cheetah & Leopard” exhibition.


In 2013 PWHF made a commitment to professionally, and financially support the conservation activities of the organization.

Since 2013, PWHF has made a commitment to professionally and financially support the conservation activities of the CACP.

For the fiscal years of 2013 through 2016, as the first Iranian NGO, it has committed $100,000 towards the goals of the organization.


In 2001, the CACP, along with the support of the UNDP and the Iranian Government, began to identify threats and ways to protect the endangered population of the Asiatic Cheetah in Iran.


In the ten years since its founding, this project has been able to identify and protect the habitat of the Asiatic Cheetah. It raises awareness among communities living in and around the cheetah’s habitat. This has been accomplished with the help of NGOs, governmental organizations, and the United Nations Small grants program (SGP/GEF/UNDP). The second phase of the project will focus on protecting habitats, modeling the co-management of livestock, developing sustainable financial and scientific models, and the continued monitoring of the Asiatic Cheetah and its prey.

CACP official website 


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