Protected Areas

Protected Areas & National Parks

Protected areas cover about 7.7 percent of the country that inclueds 23 national parks, 111 protected areas, 22 national natural monuments, 35 wild life refuges, 22 international wetlands (registered in International Ramsar Convention Wetlands list) and 19 preserved forest areas. Golestan national park and Turan national park are the largest and most diverse national parks in Iran.