Sand Cat in Africa Arabia Iran Uzbekistan

Records in Iran were collated by Taher Ghadirian and colleagues (2016).

In the following map, the markers point to locations where Sand Cats were recorded after 2000. The markers indicate areas where Sand Cats were captured or sighted between 1858 and the mid 1980s. For further information about individual locations : click on the marker to zoom in.


  1. Ghadirian, T., H. Akbari, M. Besmeli, A. Ghoddousi, A. Kh. Hamidi & M. E. Dehkordi (2016). Sand Cat in Iran – present status, distribution and conservation challenges. Cat News Special Issue 10: 56–59.