Every year, in winter and summer, rangers and volunteers survey the protected areas of Iran. These surveys mainly focus on counting ungulates and play an important role in assessing the status of the area, especially when independent experts and volunteers join them. The experts of ICS also participated in this program with the rangers and other volunteers, experts, and enthusiasts of Touran wildlife. The survey took place from August 6 to 9.
Touran Biosphere Reserve covers an area of one and a half million hectares and is one of the largest and most important protected areas in Iran. This reserve has high biodiversity and hosts many unique and endangered wildlife species such as the Persian leopard, Asiatic Cheetah, Gray wolf, wild sheep, wild goat, etc. This reserve plays an important role in maintaining the ecological balance of the region’s desert habitats. Touran Biosphere Reserve is a known World Heritage Site.