I come to lend you strength … my support when challenged by things that happen …
If you follow my lead from your heart you always succeed …
Be staunch but come from integrity …
I can show you the answers to help learn any lessons you need.
I walk with you … call me when you need a little strength.
love & light …
Soul Wolf Journey 2012
We Team Empower Foundation : Save Our Lions have been working on this issue since a while and especially in a situation of no successful Lion translocation in the past and tiger and bird experts trying their hands, we thought it apt to seek the intervention of IUCN – The International Union for Conservation of Nature. The letter covering the following points :
29 Serious Violations of IUCN Guidelines covering areas like Core Reason, Habitat, Climatic requirements, Animal Welfare, Social Feasibility, Regulatory Compliance, Risk Assessment, Exit Strategy etc. This could be the highest possible violation by any country on account of translocation !!!
12 Adverse Conditions in proposed translocation site at Kuno Palpur, MP. Which could lead to a failed translocation.
Serious Animal Right Issue on the SC approved proposal of translocating a pride of Lions to Kuno and every 3 to 5 years moving the Male Lion from the Wild to captivity in Zoo and by replacing a new Wild Male Lion from Gir. This has been highlighted to even People for Animals (PFA) and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for their attention and action.
We are not against translocation, but how and where and the end result is our concern ! We have urged IUCN to intervene in this sensitive issue and appoint International Lion Expert / team to help save the Lions from being pushed into death beds!
The story of Notch, the King of the Maasai Mara!
August 31, cheetah conservation day, is the reminiscent of the glorious past, great ambitions and respectability of Iranians. It reminds us that Iran is the only country in the ancient continent that successfully saved the last remnants of Asiatic cheetah and it reminds us the promise we made to conserve them. This day reminds us the great responsibility we have in saving this natural heritage in front of God almighty and humankind. We promised to join hands and cooperate to conserve the cheetahs. We believe that Asiatic cheetah’s greatest threat is lack of suitable public knowledge, therefore we witness people kill cheetah and its habitat defragmented by constructional activities such as roads and mining and also livestock overgrazing. So our second greatest mission, after the conservation of cheetah’s habitats, is to spread awareness about cheetahs. We also promise to:
1- Do not hunt in Cheetah’s habitat at all.
2- Resist against Cheetah’s habitat destruction in every position and job we are.
3- Help the environment’s guards, who are the frontline troops, in conserving the protected areas.
4- Report observing cheetah, anywhere in Iran, to environment offices.
5- Increase our knowledge about cheetah and convey it to others, either orally or by using whatever media we have access to.
6- Follow the news about cheetah and inform the others
7- Teach our children the importance of conserving cheetah and other natural heritage of our country.
We are sure that together, either individuals or groups( public or private), young or old, apply all of our efforts in conserving cheetah , we are going to be successful in the eyes of our children and people of the world. We hope that one day the population of cheetah increases and it removes from this critical condition so that we could proudly claim cheetah as a precious natural heritage of Iran.