Zagros Forest

Zagros Forest

Zagros forests with about 6 million hectares area contain 41/9 percent of forests in Iran.
The main species in this region are Quercus spp. (oaks), Pistacia mutica (wild pistachio), Crategus spp. and Pyrus spp.
There are 165 woody species (tree and shrub) and 182 bush and herbaceous species only in northern Zagros.
Soaring mountains, roaring rivers, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscape of Zagros make this region unique. This area is laid on a vast extent that contains 12 provinces of Iran.
Its climate is Mediterranean with cold winters and dry summers. Zagros weather is different since it is located near to various climates such as Iranian–Turanian, desert-sandy and tropical.These forests because of being high and the vast area which they are covering, have diverse and rich wild life. Many animal species such as bear, boar, ram, leopard which live in the area, give special attraction to this land.

Registered as:
• National Parks
• Protected Areas
• Wildlife Refuges

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