Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests

WWF Abstract

If you were to travel along the northern stretches of Iran and just into Azerbaijan, you'd discover a region of lush forests covering the hillsides and coastal plain along the southern shores of the Caspian Sea. Climb up these hillsides and you'll discover a jungle-like habitat of oak beech, hornbeam, ash, English elm, and maple trees entangled with many climbers and low shrubs, and inhabited by an assortment of animals, including both red and row deer.
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Ecozone:Palearctic
Biome:Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Countries:Iran, Azerbaijan
Area:13,631,998 acres (5,516,674 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive

Protected Areas

Golestan National Park
Hirkan National Park
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder