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Celebrating International Cheetah Day by sharing behind the scenes and exclusive designs from FashWand's Turquoise the Persian Cheetah Collection, while sharing the critical status of the beautiful inspiration behind this collection "The Persian Cheetah", and thoughts on how we can help preserve this incredible species who is sadly on the brink of extinction.
About the Collection: A stylish collection of Fine Art Fashion & Décor embellished with Azi's original Wildlife Jewels "Turquoise the Cheetah"painting taking inspiration from the Persian (Asiatic) Cheetah, one of the most beautiful and powerful animals, yet critically endangered with less than 10 remaining in the wild. "Turquoise the Cheetah" painting is our first painting featured in our critically endangered "Wildlife's Gems" Collection.
Beautifully designed and made with eco-sustainable material in Southern California. The Wildlife Jewels Collection was founded in 2014 by Azi with the mission to raise awareness for and to protect wildlife.
About the original Painting: The majestic “Turquoise The Persian Cheetah” is painted on canvas in a proud and powerful pose, and is decorated with a crown and jewels inspired by ancient Persian motifs. Painting size is 36" x 48" Acrylic Paint on canvas.
In honor of International Cheetah Day 2021, for the entire month of December FashWand will be donating 20% of our Turquoise the Cheetah proceeds to selected Cheetah Conservation Foundations.
About The Persian Cheetah: These beautiful cheetahs are Critically Endangered and need our help more than ever. Less than 40 are known to be remaining in the wild in Iran’s central plateau. All "cheetah populations are decreasing due to habitat destruction and human expansion. The Asiatic cheetah and the Northwest African cheetah are listed as critically endangered." One Earth.
What is causing the Persian Cheetah to become extinct?
Cars, poachers and local herders are currently the biggest threats facing the subspecies, according to conservationists.
"Between 2001 and 2012, at least 33 cats were killed by people and their vehicles. Poachers and livestock herders (and their large, aggressive herd dogs) killed the most cheetahs, followed by collisions on roads."
What is being done to protect the Persian Cheetah?
Iran’s Department of Environment has established several breeding sites for Asiatic cheetah. The Iranian Cheetah Society is monitoring populations of Asiatic cheetah, and ameliorating threats by supplying artificial watering holes, funding rangers, and educating local people to raise awareness about wildlife; a national Cheetah Day has been established. Additionally, road signs to increase driver awareness about the risk of cheetah road collisions have been installed. One Earth.
What needs to be done immediately to protect the Persian Cheetah? We need more than local monitoring and conservation efforts. There needs to be a global agreement, and global laws that are strictly implemented and enforced to protect the Cheetah. Anything to protect them, even if it means we take the Cheetahs to a globally safe and protected region.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. — William Shakespeare