News 2017

8 August

Photo credit: Mahmoud Zare' Pandari, Iran Environment and Wildlife Watch

Niloufar Raeesi wrote:

In July, a Pallas' Cat was recorded by a camera trap in Shirkouh-e Taft, Yazd province. This is the second time in two years that a Pallas' Cat has been photographed there. The photo was taken during a non-systematic camera-trapping survey conducted by the local Department of Environment. This location is in central Iran where the climate is significantly different than in our study sites in the central Alborz Mountains of northern Iran.

4 April

Muhammad Kabir sent this picture and wrote:

This Pallas' Cat was captured by local people in Parachinar Valley in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of northwestern Pakistan. It was photographed on 28 March by students of the University of Haripur, who conduct a baseline survey exploring the mammalian diversity in this area called Kurram Tribal Agency.

The cat is still in the custody of the person who captured it.

Also last year, one cub was captured in this area by local people. They often sight Pallas' Cats, especially during winter.