Persian leopard spotted in Western Alamut

QAZVIN, Jun. 14 (MNA) – Director General of Qazvin Environment Siavash Shamsipour announced spotting and imaging of a Persian leopard in Western Alamut District.

"Environmental protection unit officers managed to image a Persian leopard in the mountains, on patrol and control operations in Western Alamut District," Shamsipour said.

He underlined that the officers of protection units have spotted and taken photos of several Persian leopards in the region, and several reports of the public and the officers seeing these animals in the region suggests that the region is a wonderful habitat for these endangered and rare species in the country.

Unique ecology, plant diversity and deep valleys in the area have provided the best environmental conditions for species such as leopard, ibex, brown bears and other animals, which are unparalleled in the country, he added.

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