Photo : Tang e Sayyad

/ Photo ID: #1750


/ Date : January 22, 2017

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Photo by: Afshin Iranpour

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Dimensions: 2048 * 1536
File Size: 1651164
Make: Canon
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DateTime: 2006:04:16 09:15:07
Shutter Speed Value: 287/32
Aperture Value: 181/32
Exposure Bias Value: 0/3
Flash: 24
Focal Length: 173/32
X Resolution: 180/1
Y Resolution: 180/1
Resolution Unit: 2
Tang e Sayyad


The Tang-e-Sayad & Sabzkuh Biosphere Reserve is located in the southeast of Chahar-mahal and Bakhtiari province in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Land subsidence, geological activities and melting ice caps have formed several wetlands in the area inhabited by rare fauna such as the wild cat (Felis silvestris) and lebetine viper (Vipera lebetina). Research shows that 22 fish species, including the Pike barb (Esox niger) and mesopotamian catfish (Silurus triostegus) are found in the Karun River, which runs through the proposed area. During the cold season bushlands in the area welcome migratory birds such as the white stork (Ciconia ciconia) and greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus). The presence of several rivers and springs in the proposed site has led to an increase in the development of agriculture and animal husbandry. Local handicrafts such as carpets, felt, dhurrie rugs and folk festivals also offer tourism development potential in the area. The main landscape of the reserve is highly distinctive in terms of the height and density of its plant coverage. According to research conducted in the area, every hectare is 180 times more valuable than average land in Iran in terms of richness of plants and wildlife diversity. The region is also mountainous with waterfalls, wetlands and abundant springs, which function as a permanent basin for the Karun River, the biggest river in Iran. Various oak species cover the highlands while wild pistachio and almond cover the lower lands. Lote, walnut and pear trees are also scattered about the reserve. Depending on the habitat conditions, oak-mastic and other combinations of other tree or shrub species, such as hackberry, hawthorn and Arjan, exist alone or in groups constituting the forest areas. More than 450 plants species can be found in the reserve. The variety of ecosystems creates a valuable fauna population. These include 27 mammal species such as the Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) and striped hye

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