Iran National Parks
Wetlands and islands of Bakhtegan lake are suitable habitats for birds. Bakhtegan, with a surface area of 3,500 square kilometres (1,400 sq mi), is Iran's second-largest lake.
Located in Esfahan province, this region became wildlife refuge in 1975. Goitered gazelle and leopard are the two threatened animal species of the region.
Golestan Biosphere Reserve is located in the northern part of Iran at the border to Turkmenistan. It belongs to the Caucaso-Iranian highlands and is situated in-between the sub-humid and semi-arid Caspian regions. The biosphere reserve represents three bio