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Iran's diverse climate

Iran's diverse climateRugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts. The highest point is Mount Damavand (5,671 meters). Desert: Two great deserts extend over much of central Iran: the Dasht-e Lut is covered largely with sand and rocks, and the Dasht-e Kavir is covered mainly with salt. Both deserts are inhospitable and virtually uninhabited. Mountain: The Zagros range stretches from the border with the Republic of Armenia in the north-west to the Persian Gulf, and then eastward into Baluchistan. Zagros is extremely hard, difficult to access, and populated largely by pastoral nomads. The Alborz mountain range, narrower than the Zagros, runs along the southern shore of the Caspian to meet the border ranges of Khorasan to the east. Forest: Approximately 11 percents of Iran is forested, most extensively in the Caspian region. Here one finds the broad-leafed, vigorous deciduous trees, usually oak, beech, linden, elm, walnut, ash, and hornbeam, as well as a few broad-leafed evergreens. Thorny shrubs and fern also abound.The narrow Caspian coastal plain, in contrast, is covered with rich brown forest soil.

Last Updated ( Monday, 22 September 2008 16:23 )

 

Birdwatching & Research Tours

Birdwatching & Research Tours

Ever been to Iran or ever wondered how it could be possible to take a trip to Iran for bird watching, artistic photography of bird species or research trips? 

You've found the right place! Note that here on birdsofiran.com this is just a service we provide as fund raising to help finance the conservation efforts for protecting the endangered species of birds of Iran as a private entity. Please contact an on/offline travel agent, and/or the nearest Iranian travel agency, if you can't find the desired information starting from our tour and travel guide. We are only interested in adventure trips, bird photography and research trips related to wildlife & birds of Iran. But I will reply to "interesting" requests not to mention we've have made some wonderful friends this way! 

 

Last Updated ( Saturday, 05 July 2008 08:17 )

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Bird Photography in Iran

 

The avifauna of Iran includes a total of 527 species. Birds lead fascinating lives. With such a variety of species in Iran you can add beautiful photos to your collection. We’ll help you do that. Gallery coming soon...

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Mount Damavand Wondering how to travel to Iran!?
Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979. In general, Iran has an arid climate in which most of the relatively scant annual precipitation falls from October through April.

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