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Arasbaran Forest in Northwestern Iran Home to Maral

TEHRAN (FNA)- Arasbaran protected is the 9th Biosphere Reserved in Iran which covers an area of 78560 hectares with a circumference of 134 km. The area is home to home to different animals including the Maral (Caspian red deer). The altitude of the area varies from ca. 256 m in the Northern part to 2896 m which is the highest elevation in the Southern part of the area. Due to the importance of the area in having a rich flora (about 1000 taxa) and fauna especially the presence of rare species such as Lyurus mlokosiewiczi in 1971 was conserved and UNESCO was listed it as a wildlife refuge since 1976. [PHOTOS]

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