Photos: Golestan National Park, Iran
Photos by Aboutaleb Nadri, Mehr News Agency
Golestan National Park is the first Iranian National Park that is situated in
the jurisdiction of Golestan, Semnan and Khorassan provinces. This park because
of its natural values like verdant and virgin forest and different species of
flora and fauna is one of the famous areas in Iran and the world.
This park has been a protected area since 1957 under the name of "Almeh" and "Yashki"
and in 1976, these two parts combined and became the Golestan National Park with
91,890 hectares in area.
The park is host to 1300 types of plants
and 302 animals.
This park is formed of slightly sloping hills and high calcareous rocks. Its
climate is very damp and in some places dry. Some important areas around the
Golestan National Park are: Loweh, Dasht, Takhteh Iran, Yan Bolaq, Gildaq and
the Qorkhoud protected areas. The most important animals of the Golestan
National Park are: Rabbit, tiger, golden eagle, wolf, fox, panther, bear, sable
wild cat, wild goat, wild pig (bore), gazelle, ram, deer, venison, kinds of
snake, kinds of fish, black dall, delijeh, pray birds etc. Most important plants
of this park are: fig, mulberry, wild pear, walnut, raspberry, barberry,
different medicinal plants etc. (source:
Iran Tourism &
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