To make the environment a safer place for wildlife, we encountered many obstacles and difficulties. In a conservation project in the Do-Hezar and Se-Hezar districts in northern Iran, we tried to reduce the poaching activities. Still, many of the local people are herders whose herds graze in different pastures of the district. Unfortunately, these poor animals are occasionally prey to wild creatures like Persian leopards and brown bears. And sadly, local people tend to be more hostile to these exceptional species without considering their value for the district. However, in our serious attempts to raise awareness of their significance, illegal logging and poaching decreased. We observed a sharp decrease in the number of violations. Confiscating illegal guns and detecting violations made this place a safer environment for wildlife. You could see urial sheep and wild goats in some places after about 20 years. People had even observed wild boars and one Persian leopard close to the rural areas.