Photos by Youness Khani, Mehr News Agency
There are several national and international wetlands in Iran in which Miankaleh is on of the most important one and is considered as a wild life sanctuary and was listed as a preserved area in 1969. Furthermore, regarding its ecological characteristics, this wetland has been chosen as a maternity site by many endangered animal and herbaceous species, specifically aquatic migrant birds. In fact, Miankaleh wetland and the Anzali wetland are two international wetlands in northern part of Iran.
This wetland is benefiting from some specific natural characteristics and hence considering as one of the major fauna and flora habitat in Iran and even in the world. Miankaleh as a preserved area is consist of both terrestrial and aquatic environment in total area of about 67349 ha, located in the far east of Mazandaran province and partially in wets of Golestan province. (source: CASE STUDY: MIANKALEH INTERNATIONAL WETLAND - SID)
Related Info: Miankaleh Wetland, Mazandaran Province, IRAN - UNDP
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