23rd February 2018 Very sadly we have had the news that Hadi was killed in a plane crash a few days ago. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this terribly sad time. Hadi Fahimi has impeccable credentials as a wildlife guide however it was his network of contacts through the national parks and nature conservation system that allows us to even contemplate bringing a group to see some of Iran’s rarest and most difficult to see mammals. For one so (relatively) young Hadi had become rather rapidly famous in Iran as a teacher of wildlife guides and for his field skills, to such an extent that he was considered the top of his profession there. He worked for 11 years in the field of carnivore conservation specifically on the Asiatic Black Bear and Hadi was a member of the “Bear Specialist Group” at the IUCN as well as working with the international Iranian Cheetah conservation Project with UNDP.