Nasseri Wetland

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Nasseri Wetland

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:06 pm

Introduction: Nasseri Wetland (Persian:تالاب ناصری)

Picturesque Nasseri Wetland

Nasseri Wetland, located 17 kilometers off Khorramshahr-Ahvaz Road, is a natural attraction in southwestern Khuzestan province.
The wetland extends over 9,600 hectares to the north of Khorramshar, IRNA reported.
Artificial Swamp
Formed in 1998 due to the discharge of farming water (such as wastewater created by sugarcane development project), Nasseri Wetland hosts about 50,000 birds in winter every year.
Various duck species, including shelduck, wigeon, pintail, teal, shoveler, gadwall, coot, moorhen and pelican, can be seen in this wetland.
Also, waterfowls and waders such gull, red kite, cormorant and crab plover arrive in the wetland to spend the winter, while species such as flamingos have become indigenized.

A mid-winter census of birds conducted in the wetland has shown a rise in species, population and diffusion of birds since 2001.
Armin Saremifar, the caretaker of Khorramshahr’s Department of Environmentm said a summer bird census was conducted at Nasseri Wetland, which is an important event at the national and international levels.
“The wetland has been converted into a habitat of migratory and native birds,” he said.
According to the summer census conducted in the year to March 2010, the wetland hosted 13,000 birds.
“Close to 68 white pelicans were sighted for the first time in the wetland last year,” he said.
The flamingos, with a population of 5,350, was the most dominant species in the wetland.
Saremifar noted that bird species, including flamingo, gull, red-wattled lapwing and sea swallow, have adapted to living in the wetland.
“The hunting permit has not been issued since March 2010 to preserve bird species,” he said, adding that the ban will remain until late September.

http://english.irib.ir/radioculture/ira ... ri-wetland


Location: located 17 kilometers off Khorramshahr-Ahvaz Road, Khozestan province

Days of trip: (Without air plane) 2-3 Days from Tehran to Tehran

Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: November up to February

Daily time visit:

Difficulty level: Depend your plan

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent

Legal permission need: No


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: in some region Yes


Hotel: No

Shop: No

Gasoline: No



How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or south terminal of buses in Tehran (more info),
2- Take a bus ticket to Ahvaz or Khorramshahr and then take a taxi to Nasseri Wetland.

Nearest airport: Ahvaaz airport

Nearest train station:


Location on map:


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