Sulduz Wetland Revived

Sulduz Wetland RevivedSulduz Wetland Revived

Sulduz wetland located in Naghadeh county in the southern part of West Azerbaijan Province, has been revived with water overflows thanks to the recent precipitation in the province.

Rainfall in recent weeks increased the wetland water volume by 30%, with the excess flowing towards Lake Urumia, IRNA quoted Faramarz Safari, head of Naghadeh’s Department of Environment (DoE) as saying.

The wetland is more than 300 hectares and the wet spell has led to thousands of migratory birds to move to the area.

Good rainfall also has revived ‘Agh Ghal’e’ wetland, also located in the county. It is a habitat for native and migratory birds.

 Rivers Rise

The county’s river water volumes have increased considerably after the bounteous rains; therefore it is possible to transfer ‘Godar-chai’ river waters to the other wetlands including ‘Darre-Sangi’ and ‘Taleghan’ wetlands.

Naghadeh county which has three international wetlands including Darre-Sangi, Hasanlu and Yadegarloo and several other permanent and seasonal wetlands, is one of the most important habitats in the country for migratory birds. The Ramsar Convention held under the auspices of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has registered the three wetlands as the most important in the world.