Hyrcanian Forest registered in World Heritage List

Hyrcanian Forest registered in World Heritage List

 

At the 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), presented a report about this broad-leaved forest which is dubbed a natural museum.
Hirkani woods are as old as 40 million years and one of Iran and the world’s most valuable sites.
The Secretary General of the UNESCO National Commission in Iran announced the registration of Hyrcanian Forest in the World Heritage List.
Hojjatullah Ayoubi, who is present at the World Heritage Committee's meeting in Baku, said on Friday that the second major natural effect of the forty-third session of the World Heritage Committee in Baku was with a majority of votes In the World Heritage list.
He said: Hirkani forests are located in parts of 5 provinces ...The Hirkani ecosystem is home to 296 species of birds, 98 species of mammals, and 150 native trees and bushes. These forests have different types of vegetation depending on the elevation. Its best-known trees are the rush, oak, alder, elm, ash, and cedar.
"By registering the Hirkani forests, UNESCO paid for the twenty-fourth time to respect the universal heritage of Iran.
Hyrcanian forest contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation. It also contains superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance

This broad-leaved forest is an exclusive ecosystem situated to the south of the Caspian Sea and shared by Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan

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