Dr Mohammad Farhadinia


Mohammad Farhadinia, is a conservation biologist with over 20 years of experience in the fields of carnivore conservation, outreach and community-based management in the Middle East. Mohammad has been working with various academic, civil and governmental organizations, nationally and internationally, having authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

He completed a DPhil at University of Oxford’s WildCRU in 2018. He has won various national and international awards, such as Future for Nature Award (2009), Iran’s National Youth Award (2010) and Rabinowitz-Kaplan Prize for the Next Generation in Wild Cat Conservation (2012). He also serves as a board member to the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Asia.

At the Oxford Martin School, from his base at the WildCRU, Mohammad will focus his work on wider factors affecting conservation (largely of megafauna) throughout the Middle East considering environmental resources and cross-border conservation, with the goal of leveraging biodiversity conservation in this politically volatile region of the world.