VIDEO: Wildlife of Ghamsar and Barzak Protected Area

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) – Located in the southwest of Kashan, Ghamsar and Barzok Protected Area is one of the most pristine protected areas in Iran and has a wide range of wildlife.

Ghamsar and Barzak Protected Area cover an area of 60,000 hectares, the major part is mountainous, and the other part includes vast plains. This area has a variety of vegetation and due to its cold climate; plants such as Artemisia, Astragalus and Acanthophyllum constitute the major vegetation in the region.

Ghamsar and Barzok Protected Area is a habitat for wild sheep, wild goats and other types of wild animals. With an area of 92000 ha, it is located at the east of Ardestan. It was designated a Hunting-Prohibited area in 2002 and in 2009 promoted to the protected area.

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