Month: May 2022

ACTION PLAN FOR THE GREAT BUSTARD (Otis tarda) IN IRAN

Morteza Naderi Summary The great bustard (Otis tarda) is a globally threatened species that faces extinction risk in Iran. With regard to its population abundance (lower than 30-45 individuals) and its limited geographical distribution, it can be placed in the Critically Endangered category on a national scale. Great Bustard’s habitat is strongly destructed by agricultural …

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Brown bears landscape genomics and niche modelling, funded by TUBITAK

Brown bears as keystone species play critical roles in ecosystems through processes such as nutrient cycling, seed dispersal, and regulating prey populations. However, these apex predators have wide ranges and thus severely suffer from habitat fragmentation and anthropogenic activity. Changing movement patterns because of anthropogenic food resources such as open city dumps and severe fragmentation …

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Asiatic black bear’s conservation

The Iranian black bear (Ursus thibetanus gedrosianus) suffers mainly from habitat destruction, conflicts with locals (and some traditional beliefs), habitat fragmentation, and severe isolation of the populations in the southern part of the country. This study has been designed mainly relying on two basics including ecosystem and community. In the first base, we are looking …

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