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Yakhab Declared Wildlife Sanctuary

Yakhab Declared Wildlife SanctuaryYakhab Declared Wildlife Sanctuary

Yakhab, a no-hunting zone in Isfahan Province, has been declared a wildlife sanctuary, a provincial environment official said.

Speaking to Mehr News Agency on Tuesday, Morteza Jamshidian, the head of the protection unit at Isfahan Province's Department of Environment, said the decision was made during the final session of the High Environment Council in the last Iranian year (ended March 20, 2017).

Stretching over 271,000 hectares, Yakhab was declared a no-hunting zone in 2013. It is located close to Aran-va-Bidgol, a desert county in the northernmost region of Isfahan Province.

Animals such as the golden eagle, wild sheep and caracal roam the region.

The area is also home to a variety of threatened species, including the bustard and monitor lizard.


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