Iran’s Nature in Photos: Maranjab Desert

This desert is surrounded by Aran-o Bidgol Salt Lake in the north, Masileh desert and the salt lakes of Howz-e Sultan and Howz-e Mareh in the west, Band-e Rig desert and Kavir National Park in the east, and the city of Aran-o Bidgol in the south. The average altitude of Marnjab is about 850 metres above the sea level. Maranjab Desert blanketed by snow (PHOTOS) The desert area’s security, relatively mild weather, diverse attractions, diverse fauna and flora make it a suitable space for tourism and investment, and attracts many visitors. What follows are photos of Maranjab desert retrieved from the Young Journalists’ Club (YJC):

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Environmentalists Rescue Flamingos Caught in Salt in Northwestern Iran

Five years after the revival of Lake Urmia, its water level has risen to about 5 billion cubic metres in last spring. With the return of life to the salt lake, about 20,000 flamingos have also returned to its shores. However, a group of them were recently stuck in the salt and were unable to move due to the crystallization of salt on their bodies. What follows are IRNA’s photos of the flamingos rescued from the lake:

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