Hara Forests | The green gold of Qeshm Island
Mangrove Forests are located in Hormozgan province, on the coastline of Qeshm Island, and are considered as one of the most stunning tourist attractions in Qeshm. They are a part of Qeshm’s Geo Park, the only Geo Park in Iran and Middle East. The Mangrove Forests are called Harra Forests in the local dialect. Being a natural phenomenon in the world, this reserve was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Unique features of Harra Forest
It has a surface area that reaches 22,000 kilometres, with many narrow channels between them. The roots of these trees are in the water not solid, which disappear when tides are high, and appear again in the law tide. The interesting point about the trees is the curious and exceptional ability of their barks, that by natural desalination, they absorb the salt, and sweeten the water by filtering it. These trees, with a height of 3 to 6 meters, create a beautiful and eye-catching scene.
Harra Forest is habitat of many plants and animals. This biosphere reserve supports more than 50’000 individual habitants in more than 90 species. Therefore, it is really important to breeding, wintering and migrant birds. Also, there are reptiles, fishes and different kinds of Arthropods and bivalves, living in this area. Moreover, this forest has suitable conditions for the fishes’ovulation in the Persian Gulf.
* Written by Arefeh Firouzan.
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