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    Dominant and Native Animals of Iran

    Hey guys before I start to introduce you some incredible animals of Iran, it's necessary to explain some definitions:

    Native sp: In biogeography, a species is defined as native (or indigenous) to a given region or ecosystem if its presence in that region is the result of only natural processes, with no human intervention. Every natural organism (as opposed to a domesticated organism) has its own natural range of distribution in which it is regarded as native. Outside this native range, a species may be introduced by human activity; it is then referred to as an introduced species within the regions where it was anthropogenically introduced.
    An indigenous species is not necessarily endemic. In biology and ecology, endemic means exclusively native to the biota of a specific place. An indigenous species may occur in areas other than the one under consideration.
    The terms endemic and indigenous do not imply that an organism necessarily originated or evolved where it is found.

    Dominant sp: Ecological dominance is the degree to which a taxon is more numerous than its competitors in an ecological community, or makes up more of the biomass. Most ecological communities are defined by their dominant species.
    • In many examples of wet woodland in western Europe, the dominant tree is alder (Alnus glutinosa).
    • In temperate bogs, the dominant vegetation is usually species of Sphagnum moss.
    • Tidal swamps in the tropics are usually dominated by species of mangrove (Rhizophoraceae)
    • Some sea floor communities are dominated by brittle stars.
    • Exposed rocky shorelines are dominated by sessile organisms such as barnacles and limpets.

    ( Recource: Wikipedia)

    So in here we introduce you some native and dominant animals of the country and know that you can see these beauties closely with us
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    Scientific name: Panthera pardus saxicolor

    English name: Persian Leopard

    Persian name: پلنگ ایرانی



    Facts:

    - where: Tandure National Park, Golestan National Park, Sarigol National Park, Bafq Protected Area, Bamu National Park
    - when: Best time to see this species is in reproducting season which is winter

    World record: Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq
    Habitat: Mountaines
    Behaviour:
    Conservation status: EN ( Endangered) IUCN

    Legal permission to visit: Yes, from Department of Environment


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    Scientific name: Acinonyx jubatus venaticus

    English name: Asiatic Cheetah, Iranian Cheetah

    Persian name: یوزپلنگ ایرانی




    Facts:

    - where: Yazd, Kerman, Khorasan, Semnan, Isfahan ( Best regions that you can possibly see this mammal are Touran national park in Semnan province and Darre Anjir wildlife refuge in Yazd province)
    - when: Best time to see this species is in reproducting season which is winter

    World record: Iran
    Habitat: Deserts with mounds
    Behaviour:
    Conservation status: CR ( Critically Endangered) IUCN

    Legal permission to visit: Yes, from Department of Environment

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    Scientific name: Varanus griseus

    English name: Desert Monitor

    Persian name: بزمجه ایرانی



    Facts:

    - where: Western and Central Iran Touran national park in Semnan province and Darre Anjir wildlife refuge in Yazd province)
    - when: Best time to see this species is spring and autumn seasons

    World record: Southwestern of Asia and North of Africa
    Habitat: Deserts with vegetation of Haloxylon sp.
    Behaviour:
    Conservation status: VU ( Vulnerable) IUCN

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    Scientific name: Equus hemionus onager

    English name: Onager Wild Ass

    Persian name: گورخر ایرانی



    Facts:

    - where: Turan national park, Bahram-e-gour protected area
    - when: All seasons

    World record: Iran
    Habitat: Deserts with vegetation of Zygophyllum sp.
    Behaviour:
    Conservation status: EN ( Endangered) IUCN

    Legal permission to visit: Yes, from Department of Environment

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    Scientific name: Capra aegagrus aegagrus

    English name: Persian Wild goat

    Persian name: پازن



    Facts:

    - where: Almost in all protected areas in the country
    - - when: best time to see this species is summer


    World record: Southwestern of Asia and North of Africa
    Habitat: Mountains and hard rocks
    Behaviour:
    Conservation status: VU ( Vulnerable) IUCN

    Legal permission to visit: Yes, from Department of Environment

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    Scientific name: Chlamydotis undulata

    English name: Houbara Bustard

    Persian name: هوبره یا آهوبره



    Facts:

    - where: Yazd, Kerman, Southern Khorasan, Bushehr
    - - when: best time to see this species is spring and autumn


    World record: ?????
    Habitat: Stony or sandy steppes or semi-desert, open or with scattered shrubs and grass
    Behaviour:
    Conservation status: VU ( Vulnerable) IUCN

    Legal permission to visit: Yes, from Department of Environment

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    Scientific name: Podoces pleskei

    English name: Iranian Ground Jay

    Persian name: زاغ بور

    Facts:

    - where: Yazd, Kerman, Southern Khorasan
    - - when: All the seasons


    World record: Iran
    Habitat: Deserts with good vegetation cover ( Zygophyllum sp.)
    Behaviour:
    Conservation status: LC ( Least Concern) IUCN

    Legal permission to visit: Yes, from Department of Environment

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    Scientific name: Leucogeranus leucogeranus

    English name: Siberian Crane

    Persian name: درنای سیبری




    Facts:

    - where: Mazanderan ( Fereydoun Kenra wetland)
    - - when: Just in migration season ( winter)


    World record: Azerbaijan; Iran; Kazakhstan; Russia
    Habitat: Wetlands and Farmlands
    Behaviour:
    Conservation status: CR ( Critically Endangered) IUCN

    Legal permission to visit: Yes, from Department of Environment

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    Scientific name: Crocodylus palustris

    English name: Mugger, Marsh Crocodile, Short Muzzle Crocodile

    Persian name: تمساح پوزه کوتاه یا گاندو



    Facts:

    - where: Sistan and Baluchistan (Gandu protected area, Sarbaz and Kaju rivers, Pishin dam)
    - - when: All over the year


    World record: India; Iran; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Habitat: Marshes and Rivers
    Behaviour:
    Conservation status: VU ( Vulnerable) IUCN

    Legal permission to visit: Yes, from Department of Environment

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