Iran cheetah champion wins conservation prize15/10/2012 10:49:06 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize 2012 Prize Winner - Mohammad Farhadinia
October 2012. Born in Iran, Mohammad Farhadinia was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation. Mohammad started compiling a dataset of observations on the Asiatic cheetah at the age of 16, and he has studied the Asiatic cheetah and the Persian leopard while completing his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees at the University of Tehran.
Iranian Cheetah Society
Recently, Mohammad was admitted to Oxford University where he will pursue his doctoral degree at the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU). Through this degree, Mohammad plans to focus his research on a comprehensive ecological investigation of the Persian leopard.
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Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat ConservationEach year, Panthera will give a prize in the amount of $15,000 to a special individual under the age of 40 who has already made a significant contribution to conserving wild cats, and who represents the next generation of scientists, conservationists, policy makers, politicians and planners who will pave the future of wild cat conservation. This person has and will continue to work tirelessly to contribute, in a significant way, to the conservation of wild cats. Applications will be reviewed by the Cat Advisory Council, who will determine the final award recipient. The prize is to be used at the discretion of the recipient.