Iran Wildlife Tours get you up close with some of the most iconic country’s creatures. Iran is an area of fabulous biodiversity and many species that they are endangered or vulnerable. Discovering wildlife in every part of the world is a thrilling way to spend your time. Explore Iran from the point you cannot compare with any other trip. On our intimate and fulfilled tours, you can be close to the animals in the wild without any risk by our carefully selected local guides. The season and the region will determine what Iranian wildlife you will encounter. We have a huge selection of touring experiences to suit your needs. If you like to experience wildlife in Iran, do not miss these tours in your travel to Iran. Here at Iran wildlife tours, Chiyakotravel is proud on giving people the best quality experiences that will create lifetime memories. We will take you right into the heart of nature and animal’s world. We know what people want because we are travelers ourselves. So, join Iran wildlife tours and experience wildlife in its natural habitat on your next trip.
One of nature’s fascinating and favorite activities is seeing wildlife. Due to its geographical area, Iran has many climates and as a result, a lot of biodiversity. Rare and especially endangered species such as the Asian cheetah, the Asian Onager, and Pleske’s ground jay as the only endemic bird in Iran are among the species that have countless fans.
Visiting the four environmental zones is one of the best ways to see wildlife. These areas include: national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, protected areas and national natural monuments. There are 26 national parks, 35 national natural monuments, 42 wildlife sanctuaries and 150 protected areas in Iran. These 253 regions are scattered throughout Iran and cover about 10% of the total area of Iran. These areas are all under the protection of the Environment Organization. Each of these areas has its own characteristics and definition and has its own criteria. The National Park of Natural Areas is relatively large and has special features and national importance in terms of geology, ecology, biogeography and landscape, with the aim of preserving the biological and natural conditions, improving the population of species and also exploiting them. Elite educational parks are considered to be animals and plant habitats as well as selected as national parks. National Parks are suitable places for the activities of research and tourism in nature. In our opinion, for the fundamental protection of biodiversity, genetic resources, ecological integrity and landscapes, activities with consumer and residential exploitation in these lands are not allowed. For this reason, national parks have stronger legal protections than other protected areas. Genetic reserves of the national natural effect of relatively small, interesting, unique, exceptional, unconventional and irreplaceable plant and animal phenomena or collections that have conservation, scientific, historical or natural values, with the aim of preserving and protecting them as National natural effects are selected. Protective measures against these phenomena must ensure the sustainability of their non-consumption exploitation over time.
Areas with typical natural habitats for wildlife that are selected to support the population of animal species and increase their quality level, the minimum size of wildlife sanctuaries should be such that while meeting the needs of animal species, cohesion and interrelationship guarantee their units. These areas are suitable environments for educational and research activities, especially in relation to wildlife. Consumer and adaptive exploitation as well as controlled tourism activities in shelters are allowed.
Relatively large lands with high conservation value that are selected with the aim of preserving and restoring plant habitats and animal habitats. Protected areas are good environments for educational programs and environmental research. Carrying out tourism activities and consumer and economic exploitation in accordance with the regions of each region and according to the comprehensive plan of regional management is allowed. Due to the recreation area in these areas, the general public has the right to enter the areas. Of course, travel to these areas is subject to obtaining a permit from the General Department of Environment of each province. Although traveling to these areas requires a little time and a little correspondence, it will definitely be a very special and memorable trip.
Such trips are best done with experts and groups active in the field of wildlife to have a good return. Iran is a land with high biodiversity and good subjects in its heart. One of the most important birds that is native to Iran and is worth traveling to see is the golden crow. This bird is mostly seen in desert areas of Iran, especially in Turan National Park.
Another important species of Iranian wildlife is the Asian cheetah, which is an endangered species. It is very difficult to see this mammal and even seeing its footprints is an important event. Khortouran of Semnan, Nayband of Yazd and Miandasht of North Khorasan are considered as important habitats of this masterpiece of creation, a mammal that is the fastest runner on earth and once made a large part of southwest Asia the arena of its long steps, but It now remains only in a remote part of our country.
Other important species of Iran include the Asian Onager. This mammal, with exemplary strength, once inhabited most of the margins of the central desert of Iran, but despite its indiscriminate work, it is now available in limited numbers in areas such as Khortouran, Semnan, Kalmand, Bahadoran, Yazd, and Bahram Gour Fars.
Iran is home to the world’s smallest mammal. Eurasian pygmy shrew weighs about 5 to 2 grams and has a lifespan of only about 1.5 years. The existence of this very small mammal has been reported so far in the Gorgan plain and Qeshm Island. Interestingly, a short distance from the habitat of the world’s smallest mammal and in the warm waters of the Persian Gulf, the world’s largest mammal, the great whale weighs about 130 tons and this means the peak of biodiversity in the mountains of Iran. The south is a cross between the central Alborz.
From the Urial in the northeast to Asiatic mouflon in the west and the smallest mouflon in the world, Larestan ram in Iran, and of course in the central parts of Iran, was created by the combination of different members of this family of Alborz rams of Isfahan and Kerman in the central part of the country.
Deer with long and majestic horns have made the impassable cliffs their nest. The vast plains of Iran were once home to a large population of beautiful and lovable deer, and despite hunting uncontrollably, it is still possible to see this beautiful mammal in places such as the Alameh Plain in Golestan National Park. An acceptable population of them can also be seen on Faroe Islands.
Our land is the habitat of three species of deer, Maral with large bodies and long branches in the forests of the north of the country, from Golestan to Aras, Iranian yellow deer with smaller bodies than Meral and very beautiful, which once inhabited the forests of Khuzestan and Zagros. The survival of its last survivors by the great environmentalist of Iran, Eskandar Firooz and his companions in 1342 and the transfer of 6 of them to the plain of Naz Sari, his generation was saved from extinction and the shy and isolated shock that usually lives in the forests between Plain and mountainous areas are interested.
Iran used to be the habitat of a wide range of cats, from the Persian lion to the tiger of Mazandaran, and now after the extinction of these two myths of our country’s nature, which were caused by the destruction of their habitats by seemingly civilized humans, now most of our land is home to leopards. They are one of the smartest and largest leopards in the world. Wild cat, forest cat, palace cat, Karakal, lynx are other cats in Iran and of course the sand cat, which according to some experts is the smallest member of the cat family and one of its best habitats is located in Hemmatabad Ghaen desert in South Khorasan.