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News 2013

2 December

Arash Ghoddousi wrote:

The Bardsir DoE received a report about a group of people capturing a wild cat and fleeing with a car in the vicinity of the Biduyeh Protected Area in southern Iran. Police stopped the car later that day and seized a Pallas' cat that was released at the location of capture.

Photo by courtesy of Iran Environment and Wildlife Watch

15 November

Arash Ghoddousi wrote:

This manul has been observed at 2125 m elevation near Senobar village in Torbat Heydarieh County, Khorasan Razavi Province. A carcass was found earlier this year in Ors Sistan PA in the same province, see news of 25 June.

Photo by courtesy of Iran Environment and Wildlife Watch

27 June

Arash Ghoddousi wrote:

On 26 June, a Pallas' cat was found near Sarigol Protected Area in North Khorasan Province. The cat was in a tree. Villagers caught it and called the DoE staff. I suspect that the cat has been chased up the tree by dogs. It was later released in the same area.

Photo by courtesy of Iran Environment and Wildlife Watch

25 June

Arash Ghoddousi wrote:

On 21 June, rangers found a dead Pallas' cat in the Qarasou mountains of Ors Sistan Protected Area. The cause of death is unknown but the local authorities suspect poisoning.

Both protected areas (PA) are located in northeastern Iran. Ors Sistan PA is east of the city of Quchan, and Sarigol PA is west of Quchan. Move your mouse pointer over the map below to highlight these PAs.

See Pallas' Cat in Iran for more records in the country.

18 February

This newspaper article Pallas's cats caught on camera in their natural environment at Sayano-Shushensky Nature Reserve was published by the online magazine Sib.fm.