If we assume the bulk of this decline was exponential at a fixed percentage per year and started 100 years ago (at the onset of rapid anthropogenic environmental change), then this amounts to a loss of range of 2.26% per year.
In Africa they are now known to persist in only 10% of their historic range (IUCN SSC 2007a, b, 2012, in prep.), while their distribution in Asia is limited to the central deserts of Iran.
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Therefore, in all contexts, the English content, as directly provided by the IUCN Red List is to be held authoritative."Taxonomy is currently under review by the IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group.
Formerly included in a monophyletic group, the subfamily Acinonychinae (e.g., Wozencraft 1993), molecular evidence now clusters the Cheetah with the Puma , commonly called the Asiatic Cheetah, is considered by Nowell and Jackson (1996) to survive only in Iran.
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