Scientist: Mohammad Farhadinia, DPhil
Organisation: Future4Leopards Foundation
How PTES has helped me so far: Since 2013, PTES has supported the work of me, and my team in Iran. Our work has been a pioneering effort to understand conservation needs of Persian leopards, to apply novel and practical solutions to resolve the conservation problems and to raise the awareness for leopard conservation in Iran, and abroad. Without PTES, all these achievements were simply non-existent. We are honoured to be a PTES Conservation Partner.
Since the age of 16, I have been involved in wild cat conservation, when I began collecting observations of cheetahs as a volunteer at Tehran Zoo. After three successful years in medical school, I decided to switch to study wildlife and follow my passion: wild cats.
Why I love Persian leopards
I love all wild cats but, at the moment, Persian leopards really need our help. This is why I set up Project Future4Leopards – to ensure that they have one!
I want to see a future where humans and wildlife – particularly wild cats – can live side by side, with no conflict. My team and I aim to help both people and animals to ensure both have a secure future.
What your donation can achieve
Will pay for the monthly field patrolling to visit the leopard sites and to monitor ongoing conservation and research activities.
Pays for four months’ salary for our Leopard Guardian, ex-poachers which are now hired and trained to become an anti-poaching officer, gathering evidence to challenge and tackle the horrific persecution of leopards and their prey.
Will contribute towards buying a horse or trail motorbike for anti-poaching units which will be used during their daily patrolling.
Covers the costs of satellite collar, batteries and GPS trackers for a year, so we can continue to follow and learn more about the ecology of this wonderful species.