Gavkhooni Wetland

Gavkhooni Wetland, Varzaneh: Address, Gavkhooni Wetland Reviews: 4/5

Gavkhooni Wetland
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It is a vast humid area, basically a wetland, which is partially and discretely forested, which makes it like a swamp. Yet, being close to black volcanic mountain, makes the landscape beautiful, specially for those interested in wildlife. In fact, the region is a natural inhabitants for different kind of birds, esp. flamingos. Hiking black mountain and visiting wetland from the top is suggested.
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More than 3 hours
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The area
Address
Varzaneh-Yazd Old Road at the end of Zayanderud River, in front of Black Mountain, Varzaneh 83751 Iran

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Loretta O
11 contributions
Wetlands no more
Oct 2019 • Family
Unfortunately these wetlands have fallen victim to a combination of climate change, city expansion and the dam upriver, which has severely reduced their surface as well as the local wildlife. There is a local professor/guide who is doing his best to help preserve this habitat but it really is a rather depressing visit all in all. If you visit Varzaneh, it is probably best to stick to the desert trips and caravanserai.
Written October 11, 2019
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Iran Wanderlust
Iran211 contributions
hope never dies
Nov 2018 • Business
Gavkhoni wetland is one of the rarest wetland in terms of geographical environment and also Hydrological, biological and ecological factors.

Wetlands in the central Iran are considered as part of desert ecosystems and their destruction leads to adverse consequences. In central Iran, climatic and human factors have created significant differences between dry and wet surfaces of Gavkhooni wetland in recent decades, leading to more dust bowls in central Iran.
Written June 19, 2019
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Simon
Palomar, Spain35 contributions
Used-to-be wetlands
Aug 2018 • Friends
Due to climate change and national politics, this wetlands are now drylands throughout most of the year :( it is still very educating to see the remnants of what was once a habitat for thousands of flamingos, and to learn about Iranian water-management. A shocking reminder to protect our eco-systems.
Written November 11, 2018
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Saeid_Nouri_Neshat
Tehran Province, Iran465 contributions
There is still hope
Dec 2017 • Friends
Once Gavkhooni was very big; it has decreased to an extent that I had a bad feeling. However, there is still hope if local people start to find solutions to protect it. It was still very exciting. I was happy that we visited the wetland. The guide explained in details about its history.
Written December 21, 2017
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fatemeh Kashefi
Tehran, Iran53 contributions
Lovely peaceful landscape
Mar 2017 • Friends
An lod natural attraction which is affected by low rains in recent years, but a nice landscape where you can sit beside the remain small river or lay on the ground and have a great experience of nature
Written August 10, 2017
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Roos K
5 contributions
Flamingo's
May 2017
Wetlands in Varzaneh are protected by the government since this month. It's important for the flora and fauna. The habitants of Varzaneh want to attract more tourists for a better income. If you're lucky you will see flamingo's. Wonderfull!
Written May 20, 2017
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MohammadNegaar
Varzaneh, Iran92 contributions
A vast very shallow humid area, a great place for ''flamingo-gazing''!! A must-go place for sunset-lovers
Mar 2016 • Friends
Gavkhooni wetland is just a great place to have a very diverse range of birds, from flamingos to geese and storks. If you are into wildlife, you always can enjoy the nature around. It is very much suggested to see the landscape of wetland from black volcanic mountain nearby. Porcupines are rare, but still not difficult to find. You usually enjoy the sunset here. Far on east, you can see the sand dunes, and also mountains, which makes the view very "weird"!!
Written June 9, 2016
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