A group of foreign travelers and researchers from Canada, England, Scotland and Australia are visiting the Golestan National Park in northern Iran to study rare tulips and other flowers that grow in the park during the spring season.
Description (source: UNESCO World Heritage Centre)
A mountainous area with temperate rain forest ecosystems, lush steppes, scrub woodlands, high rocky cliffs, hills, undulating terrain and lotic and lentic ecosystems (rivers, springs and marshes). The variety of habitats in the area has led to considerable flora and fauna richness in the park. This beautiful area and its various sceneries is the oldest national park in the country which has been protected since 1956. Today this park faces serious problems and urgent measures to solve them are not adopted, and other similar representative examples are not protected as sort of protective support, it will not keep its values even the mid-term ones.
This park, based on the articles 77-79 of the World Heritage Conventions, is a certainly Threatened area.
The reasons are as follows:
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