Ecotourism Destinations in Iran: Golestan National Park

  October 26, 2020
Ecotourism Destinations in Iran: Golestan National Park
Golestan National Park is a treasure of wildlife in Iran. Numerous wild animals including bears, leopards, Chita, bores and thousands of types of birds are living in this park.

Golestan National Park is one of the most important wildlife habitats and national parks of Iran. It was declared as a conservation area in 1336 SH, and following multiple changes of name, it was eventually registered as one of the fifty natural reserves of the world by UNESCO in 1354 SH. And it was registered as a natural heritage of Iran in 1387 SH. Some of the major roads to Khorasan pass through this forest area, which unfortunately results in accidents and the death of valuable animals that live there. Being the biggest wildlife park in Iran, Golestan Park includes parts of the provinces of Golestan, North Khorasan, and Semnan. The most of it is spread in Golestan and North Khorasan, while a small part of it is located in Semnan Province. One of the most unmatched ranges of species of animals live in Golestan Park, of which tigers and brown bears are most important. The others include boars, goitered gazelles, rams, goats, sheep, and wild cats. This park is the habitat of birds such as bearded vulture, golden eagle, common buzzard, and common kestrel. Interestingly, a great number of boars living in this area have grown accustomed to the presence of humans. They are no longer afraid of the people who travel through the forest and even eat foods from their hands (Source: VisitIran).


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