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Project Report | Jul 10, 2023
Protecting The Arabian Leopard in Yemen from exti

By Muhammad Abu Haider | Project Leader

Monthly Performance Report - Local Partner Sanid Organization (Nature Conservation Sector) Project: Protecting The Arabian Leopard in Yemen from extinction June 2023 / AD

The author of the report: Muhammad Abu Haidar

--------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------Project name:Protecting the Arabian leopard in Yemen from extinction
The project Location :Yemen
The name of the organization applying for the scholarship :
Sand Organization for Relief and Development ( SORD )
Report duration :  Quarterly
 Starting Date : 1-03-2023                  Expiry Date : 30-06-2023
Organization address:  Capital Municipality - Directorate of Shoub - Al Habari
Phone Number : 0096701205757
Prepared the report:  Muhammad Abu Haider
Current Position:  project manager
E-mail : Programs.officer@sanid.org
Mobile Number: 00967 775907606
Organization's website : www.sanid.org

Project's Data:
An overview of the situation of the Arabian tiger in Yemen The Arabian leopard is found in mountainous areas, with Yemen being one of the most prominent environments in which it has been endemic since ancient times, which made the Yemeni government declare it the national animal .

It is found in several regions in the country, including: Al-Mahra, Al-Dhalea, and in the mountains of Yafea, Abyan, Shabwa, Al-Bayda, Rada’a, Ibb, and the Bani Qais Reserve in Hajjah. There are also dozens of tigers in the framework of their preservation in a number of zoos in Yemen, such as: the zoo in the capital, Sana'a, the Ibb .

zoo, and the zoo in Taiz, southwest of Al-Balah As that exists The Arabian leopard in the “Kur al-Awaleq” mountains in the Yemeni governorate of Shabwa, after its disappearance for 20 years .from the areas of Shabwa The Arabian leopard faces the danger of being hunted, with justification It preys on the sheep owned by the citizens Which made him vulnerable to being killed by sheep owners in Shabwa who vow to kill the tiger in revenge for the killing of his sheep .

It seems daunting and very difficult to protect a wild animal, which requires the Sanid Organization (Nature Conservation Sector) By working hard and inviting the concerned authorities to move and coordinate in order to educate the people of the areas where the Arabian leopard lives and resides.

This requires activating awareness and guiding the population about the importance of preserving the rare animals that characterize their areas, such .as the Arabian leopard The presence of rare animals and endangered species means that these animals are older than humans and are the original endemic to Earth and we .should respect that .

Sanid Organization for Nature Conservation (SONC) seeks through the official and competent authorities to activate the laws in force in Yemen that provide for the protection of this type of animal . He abuses these animals By implementing the following
• Implementation of community awareness sessions by a team of volunteers and stakeholders ,
• To educate the people of the areas where the Arabian leopard resides.
• Training of volunteers from local activists in the targeted areas on the process of monitoring and reporting violations against the Arabian leopard in the three most affected areas
. • Two meetings were held with the Environmental Protection Authority and proposals were submitted on work and coordination between the organization and the authority in contracting with legal offices and consultants to review the laws in force in Yemen concerned with protecting wild animals that are endangered, the most important of which is the Arabian leopard.
• Intensify awareness efforts in the areas of the presence of the Arabian tigers by criminalizing smuggling and killing and reporting any dangers to which the Arabian tiger is exposed.
• Intensifying visits to educational institutions (schools, universities and institutes) to familiarize students with the importance of preserving and protecting the Arabian leopard, in coordination with educational institutions. • drawing up plans for reserves,
• Continuous meetings with the competent authorities in the government to activate the role of protection and legal prosecution of the perpetrators of crimes against this animal.
• Field trip to the animal parks in Sana'a and Taiz, and learning about the needs of the Arabian leopard, where the female Arabian leopard (Saffron) is present in the zoo in Sana'a.
• Providing food under the supervision of a veterinary specialist for Arabian tigers in zoos and their cubs. • Provision of cages in places inhabited by tigers in the gardens, in coordination with the Department of Gardens.
• Preparing a study and solutions for peaceful solutions for farmers to protect their livestock and sheep from predation by wild animals (the Arabian tiger). • Continuing to follow up with the government in finding legal and logistical government support • Implementation of an evaluation survey on the extent to which society accepts the need to protect Arab tigers in times of wars and conflicts. • Continuing to search for financial funding for the purpose of establishing model monitoring centers for the Arabian tigers, their movements and the risks they are exposed to,
• Coordination and agreement has been made with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Public Authority for Environmental Protection To rehabilitate grasslands and water holes in remote highlands, close to the areas of the presence of Arab tigers, to be safe pastures for livestock and sheep, and not to be exposed to predation by tigers, and to limit hunting, killing and chasing tigers because of their predation on livestock.

Indicators :

1. Increased awareness of the importance of the Arabian tigers as an authentic animal wealth and the need to protect them from killing and smuggling among citizens in the areas where the Arab tigers exist.
2. Relative response from the official authorities about activating the laws for the protection of wild animals (the Arabian leopard) and limiting smuggling and killing of them.
3. The recovery of some Arab tigers that the veterinary team was able to reach.

Challenges and obstacles :
• The deterioration of the economic situation in Yemen and its reflection on the deterioration of the environmental situation.
The government's inability to provide the necessary needs for the Arabian leopards in the gardens and their different areas of existence.
The lack of strict application of the laws in force by the government against those who neglect the importance of purebred livestock, especially the Arabian leopard.
The lack of typical reserves.
Poor monitoring and tracking capabilities of the Arab tigers.
 Lack of support and donations.

Lessons learned :
coordination with the competent authorities (the Supreme Council for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - the Ministry of Agriculture - the local community
- the Environmental Protection Authority).
- Learn about the many Yemeni regions where endangered wild animals reside. Continuous communication with donors through globalgiving and clarifying the status of endangered wild animals (the Arabian leopard) in Yemen, which is considered one of the most important indigenous national livestock.
- in Yemen and the extent of their exposure to danger. face difficulty in grazing their livestock for fear of being predated by the Arab tiger, which leads to weakening their livelihoods. This leads to the outbreak of hostility between humans and the Arab tiger, which may expose the latter to killing and chasing. . 

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