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Shadegan Wetland

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Shadegan Wetland

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:42 am

Introduction: Shadegan Wetland (Persian: تالاب شادگان ‎)

Shadegan Wetland in Khuzestan province is one of the 18 international wetlands registered on UNESCO’s Natural Heritage List.

Located 52 km from Abadan and 105 km from Ahvaz, it is Iran’s largest wetland. Linking Jarahi River to Persian Gulf waters, the wetland is considered one of the most wonderful natural attractions of the world because of its unique biodiversity, Fars News Agency reported.

In fact, the presence of fresh water and saline water in the wetland--which is regarded a rare phenomenon--has led to the diversity in the wetland’s marine ecosystem. Its water supply is mainly through Karoun River.

Shadegan is home to a large number of migratory birds that arrive at the wetland from Northern Europe, Canada and Siberia every year.

The high diversity of plant and animal species in Shadegan Wetland has caused the International Supreme Council for the Environment to register it as an international protected zone.

Just like the wetland, Shadegan Protected Zone is of high economic and social importance. Its vegetation is considered the main source of feeding its