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Millions of animal species are threatened with extinction. Wildlife are disappearing at an alarming rate, mainly due to wildlife crime, poaching, hunting, and habitat destruction. Turquoise the Persian Cheetah is one of Azi's original Wildlife Jewels® paintings taking inspiration from the critically endangered Persian Cheetah.
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.
About The Persian Cheetah: These beautiful cheetahs are Critically Endangered and need our help more than ever. Less than 10 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 is now listed as critically endangered.
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?
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.
How can we help to save the Persian Cheetah?
What is being done is simply not enough!!! We urgently need to establish and enforce strict global policies to protect the Persian Cheetah from extinction.