Lake Parishan and Dasht-e-Arjan

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Lake Parishan and Dasht-e-Arjan

  • Country: 
    Iran (Islamic Republic of)
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  • Area: 
    6,200 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    29°30'N 52°00'E
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Lake Parishan & Dasht-e-Arjan. 23/06/75; Fars; 6,200 ha; 29°30'N 052°00'E. Biosphere Reserve; Protected Area. Two widely separated wetlands located at high altitude in a closed drainage basin. Both are permanent freshwater lakes subject to seasonal fluctuations in level, fed by springs and seasonal streams. Parishan is subject to fluctuating salinity depending on precipitation. Both lakes are fringed by marshes dominated by reeds, and are important staging and wintering areas for numerous species of migratory waterbirds. The area also supports a variety of nesting waterbirds including pelicans, Ardeidae (herons, bitterns, etc.), and ibises. Ramsar site no. 37. Most recent RIS information: 1997.

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  • Global international designation: 
    • UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • National legal designation: 
    • protected area
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