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Iran is host to some of Asia’s most diverse animal wildlife. Its lush Caspian coastline, arid central deserts, majestic mountains and fertile plains are the habitat for a vast range of creatures. The position of a number of species unique to Iran, such as the Asiatic cheetah, is critical. More than a source of scientific knowledge, this book also alerts the public to an environmental situation which is becoming increasingly imperilled.
This prize-winning book is a comprehensive work on the fauna of Iran, and can be the starting point for any English-speaker interested in the fauna of this country, whether an experienced scientist or an ecotraveller contemplating a visit to Iran. It is the only book to cover all of Iran’s vertebrate fauna, comprising mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
David Challinor, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institute, says:
Firouz’s generous contribution to future generations of naturalists is a legacy of inestimable value, and its publication is a fitting recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of the fauna of his country.
Eskandar Firouz is a former Director of the Department of the Environment in Iran.
The Complete Fauna of Iran
I. B. Tauris (September 22, 2005)