Shirahmad Wildlife Refuge in Sabzevar
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Wildlife sanctuary refers to a range of natural resources including forest, mountain, and plain and running water which has typical natural habitats and specific climatic conditions for wild animals and is protected in order to preserve and restore rare plant and animal species.
October, 04, 2018 - Unlike semi-desert and desert climate, Sabzevar is a habitat for many species of Iranian wildlife. One of the wildlife habitats in Sabzevar is Shirahmad Wildlife Refuge.
Shirahmad region has been considered as one of the good habitats and training areas of deer and chin Kara from the distant past in Sabzevar.
This region has desert climate with relatively high oscillation of day and night temperature which is characteristic of desert areas. Kaal Shoor Jajarm River is the only permanent water source in the area. This river is also the home to hundreds of migratory aquatic birds every year.
Cheshmeh Avash is the most important spring in the area which is used by wild animals in addition to the people's use. Shirahmad Wildlife Refuge has different types of reptiles, birds and mammals.
The most important species of animal sanctuary include gazelle, Persian onager, deer, rabbit, wild cat, hyena, wolf, squirrel, long tail hamster, Iranian hedgehog, white wolf bat, bustard, Eastern imperial eagle, golden eagle, vulture, partridge, Eurasian eagle-owl, swallow, mallard, Eurasian teal, ruddy Shel duck, heron, bittern, Intermediate egret and many others.