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UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves Adds Iran’s Kopet Dag to Its List

Iran’s Kopet Dag, also known as the Turkmen-Khorasan Mountain Range, a protected area stretching over 18,000 hectares of land area and is filled with thick forests and variety of plant and animal species, has received UNESCO recognition for biosphere reserves.

IAU to Develop Mountaineering

The acting head of Islamic Azad University General Directorate of Sport, Dr. Kamal Javanmard, has met with the head of Iran Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, Reza Zareie, in order to develop and generalize sport for all.

Eqlid IAU Student Conquers Manaslu, World 8th Highest Mountain

A student of Eqlid Islamic Azad University has reached to the Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above sea level.

Darreh Khazineh, Iran’s Tourist Hub in Lorestan

A steep canyon in the Lorestan province, western Iran, is a place where people cross an elevated suspension bridge that spans the Khazineh valley.

Hiking Can Change Your Blood for Months

Scientists investigating effects of mountain hiking have found that multiple changes affect the red blood cells' ability to retain oxygen in low-oxygen environments - and it happens within hours.

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