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    Isfahan protected zones



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    Isfahan protected zones: Top habitats

    The protected zones of Isfahan have a diversity of flora and fauna due to their location in the central Iranian plateau, climatic diversity and special topography.

    For the same reason, environmental experts believe these zones are the top habitats of Iran, Mehr News Agency reported.

    These zones include Qomashlou, Mouteh, Kolah Qazi and Abbasabad. In recent years, these zones have hosted a significant population of wild species of animals.

    Qomashlou region is located in western Isfahan and extends over 37,000 hectares. It is a mountainous area with cold and dry weather.

    Qajar monarchs and princes hunted animals in this region. The region includes a wildlife refuge and a no-hunting zone. Animals such as goat, gazelle, ram and ewe live in the heights of this region. Birds of the region include partridge, vulture and bustard.

    The latest nose count shows that last year 27,000 goats, rams and ewes lived in the protected zones of the province.

    Director of the provincial Department of Environment, Ahmad Reza Lahijanzadeh, said experts believe wildlife refuges of Isfahan are unparalleled habitats for gazelle worldwide.

    He noted that different species of animals can graze in the protected zones when snow falls and in recent years drought were resolved effectively.

    “Kolah Qazi National Park is exposed to more threats than other protected zones due to its aridity and low precipitation level,” he said.

    “However, last year, 10 tons of forage were supplied to Fars province from this dry region,” he said.

    Lahijanzadeh said this year the region experienced suitable rain and snow falls, and in the next Iranian year (starting March 21) no problems are expected with regard to procuring the needed forage for animals in the protected zones.

    Mouteh region, located between the districts of Kashan, Lanjan, Mahallat, Golpayegan, Khansar and Meymeh, is spread over 220,000 hectares. This area is protected mostly because of gazelle.

    Kolah Qazi region is situated south of Isfahan and is almost 26 km from the city of Isfahan. The region is bound to the desert in the east and the Zagros Mountain Range in the west.

    The wildlife of this region includes ewe, ram, gazelle, wild rabbit, fox and wolf. Birds living in this area include partridge, small owls, eagle, sparrow, crow and reptiles such as snakes.

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