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Shidvar island-Shotour-Shotor or Maro Island-Maru-Maroo-Marou

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Shidvar island-Shotour-Shotor or Maro Island-Maru-Maroo-Marou

Postby Mehdi » Sat Aug 17, 2013 7:20 am

Introduction: Shidvar Island ( جزیره مارو) also called Maroo, Maru, Dashtor, is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf. Located in Hormozgān Province.


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Location: South of Hormozgan province in Persian golf.

Distance from shore: About 15 km



Days of trip: (Without plane) 4-5 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 20 hr driving from Tehran to Bandar Abbas, then 7-8 hr to Mogham and 1 hr by boat to Shidvar island)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: October to May

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

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

Legal permission need: Check before your trip, maybe you need.


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: No

Village: No

Shop: No

Gasoline: No


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or sout terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), Also you can use air plane or traine.
2- Take a bus ticket to Bandar Abbas
3- Take a taxi from Bandar Abbas to Mogham
4- Take a boat to Shidvar island


Nearest airport: Lavaan airport

Nearest train station: Bandar Abbas station


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Shidvar Island: A safe haven for the sea turtles

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:22 am

Shidvar Island, with an area of 80 hectares, lies southeast of Lavan Island in Hormuzgan Province. The island is one of the most important nesting sites of sea turtles in Iran, especially the Hawksbill Turtles. It was designated as a wildlife refuge in 1971. Due to its importance as a nesting site for migratory birds, the island was designated in 2000 as Iran’s 20th international wetland.

The local name for Shidvar Island is Marou, which means “island with too many snakes”. Viper is a snake species thriving on the island. Although no one lives on Shidvar Island, the adjacent island--Lavan, with an area of about 76 square kilometers--is notable because of its refinery, gas and oil exploitation and transportation infrastructure. On Shidvar Island, the nesting season for turtles begins in March and ends in June.

The eastern and northern beaches of the island are sandy and suitable for the nesting. The eastern part is smooth and flat, but the northern part has both gradient and less gradient beaches and is rocky in some places. The height of dunes in this part of the island averages two meters.

Because of poor rainfall, Shidvar’s soil is mostly sandy. However, there are quite a few plant species on the island. The vegetation in the eastern and central areas is dense and therefore difficult to cross, though it is an important nesting site of turtles.

The main bird species nesting on Shidvar are the lesser crested tern, crested tern and bridled tern. The island is considered one of the most important breeding areas of migratory birds, which began laying eggs in June. The eastern beaches, with a length of one kilometer and the northern part, with a length of about two kilometers, are used by Hawksbill Turtles.

Moreover, there is no natural predators like wild animals. The seabed around Shidvar Island is covered with shells, starfish and other forms of marine life due to its shallow depth.

Waters around the island are known as an excellent place for hunting pearls since ancient times. A visit to Shidvar Island is only possible after taking official permission, since it is a protected area.

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Re: Shidvar island (Maro, Maru, Maroo)

Postby Parvaneh » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:02 pm

Shidvar Island is an uninhabited island in the Persian Gulf lying southeast of Lavan Island. It has an area of 80 hectares and is part of Hormozgan Province. Shidvar Island is also known as Maroo, due to the many snakes present on the island, in particular vipers, and Shetor Island. Mean annual rainfall is low, less than 150mm, and temperatures are high, exceeding 42 degrees Celsius in summer months.


The island is composed of coral conglomerate which above the high water mark is almost completely overlaid by sand dunes and some sandy soil. Of the few reefs that occur on the 2000 kilometer coastline of Iran, Shidvar Wildlife Refuge is the only existing protected area that includes them. A 2 meter high fragmented low-lying rock bank fringes the south, west and north-western shores. The remaining 40% of the shoreline is a narrow sandy beach which widens at the north-eastern corner to form a sandy spit. There are no springs or other sources of fresh water on the island. The sea bed around Shidvar Island is covered with shells, sea stars and some other forms of marine life due to its shallow depth. Waters around the island have been an excellent place for hunting pearls since ancient times.


In view of low rainfall, the soil on Shidvar is mostly sandy. However, there are quite a few species of plants on the island. The vegetation in the eastern and central areas is dense and therefore difficult to pass through. The main bird species nesting on Shidvar Island are the Lesser Crested Tern, Crested Tern, and Bridled Tern. This island is considered one of the most important breeding areas for these migratory birds, which begin laying eggs in June. There are some reports of their egg collection by local fishermen. Due to its importance as a nesting site for migratory bird species, the island was nominated in 2000 as Iran's 20th international wetland site.


This island has been reported as one of the most important nesting sites of sea turtles in Iran, especially the Hawksbill Turtles. The eastern beaches, with a length of one kilometer and the northern part, with a length of about two kilometers, are used by Hawksbill Turtles. The eastern and northern beaches of the island are sandy and suitable for the nesting of turtles. The eastern part of the island is smooth and flat, but the northern part is composed gradient beaches and is rocky in some places. The height of the dunes in this part of the island is approximately two meters. The nesting season for turtles begins in March and ends in June.


It could be said, Shidvar Island has high potential for conservational activities, which in turn could play a positive role in the conservation of the regional population of Hawksbills. This assessment stems from the fact that Shidvar Island is not residential and is uninhabited, the adjacent island has a very low population, and there are no natural predators. Furthermore most of the active people in the area are young and have no interest in the turtles of Shidvar and their eggs.


The only mammal species inhabiting Shidvar Island is the Dorcas Gazelle whom at some point in the past was released in the island and today has formed a sizable there.


Shidvar Island was designated as a wildlife refuge in 1971. Visiting Shidvar Island is only possible by obtaining official permits as it is considered a protected area.

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Re: Shidvar island (Maro, Maru, Maroo)

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:31 pm

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Shidvar Island: Enchanting Hormuzgan Wetland

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:51 am

Shidvar Island is an uninhabited island southeast of Lavan Island in the Persian Gulf.



The island is spread over 80 hectares and is part of Hormuzgan province. It is also known as Shetor Island and Maroo, due to the many snakes present on the island, HistoricalIran reported.

The mean annual rainfall on the island is low, less than 150 mm, and temperatures are high, exceeding 42 degrees Celsius in summer.

Environmental Conditions

The island is composed of coral conglomerates high above the water mark. It is almost completely overlaid by sand dunes and sandy soil.

Of the few reefs on the 2,000-kilometer coastline of Iran, they are to be found in Shidvar Wildlife Refuge, which is the only protected zone.

A two-meter-high fragmented low-lying rock bank fringes the south, west and northwestern shores. The remaining 40 percent of the shoreline are a narrow sandy beach that widens at the northeastern corner to form a sandy spit.

There are no springs or other sources of fresh water on the island. The seabed around Shidvar Island is covered with shells, starfish and other forms of marine life due to its shallow depth.

Waters around the island have been an excellent spot for hunting pearls since ancient times.

In view of low rainfall, the soil of Shidvar is mostly sandy. However, there are a few species of plants on the island.

The vegetation in the eastern and central areas is dense and difficult to pass through. The main bird species nesting on Shidvar Island are the Lesser Crested Tern, Crested Tern and Bridled Tern.

The island is one of the most important breeding areas for these migratory birds, which begin to lay eggs in June.

Due to its importance as a nesting site for migratory birds, the island was nominated in 2000 as Iran’s 20th international wetland site.

Nesting Sites of Turtles

The island is one of the most important nesting sites of sea turtles in Iran, especially the Hawksbill turtles.

The eastern beaches, with a length of one kilometer and the northern part, with a length of about two kilometers, are used by Hawksbill turtles.

The eastern and northern beaches of the island are sandy and suitable for the purpose.

The eastern part of the island is smooth and flat, but the northern part is composed of beaches and rocky in some places.

The height of the dunes in this part of the island is approximately two meters. The nesting season of turtles begins in March and ends in June.



Protected Zone

Shidvar Island has high potential for conservation activities, which in turn could play a positive role in the conservation of the regional population of Hawksbills.

This assessment stems from the fact that Shidvar Island is not residential and is uninhabited. The adjacent island has a very low population and there are no natural predators.

The only mammals inhabiting Shidvar Island are the Dorcas gazelles who constitute a sizable population today.

Shidvar Island was designated a wildlife refuge in 1971.

Visiting Shidvar Island is only possible by obtaining an official permit, as it is a protected zone.

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Re: Shidvar island (Maro, Maru, Maroo)

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:41 pm

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Re: Shidvar island (Maro, Maru, Maroo)

Postby daren » Fri Aug 15, 2014 6:54 am

The local name for Shidvar Island is Marou, which means "island with too many snakes". Viper is a snake species thriving on the island.The eastern and northern beaches of the island are sandy and suitable for the nesting of turtles. The eastern part of the island is smooth and flat, but the northern part is composed of both gradient and less gradient beaches and is rocky in some places.
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Re: Shidvar island (Maro, Maru, Maroo)

Postby Parvaneh » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:22 pm

The Island of Shidvar is located nine kilometers from the coastline, and two kilometers from the Lavan Island, covering an area of 160 hectares. Its highest altitude is six meters above the sea level and is one of the important protected regions for wildlife. It has been under the management of Iran Environment Protection Organization as of the year 1987. This Island is non-residential. It is one of the most important habitats for birds, turtles, fish, and dolphins in the Persian Gulf region.


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