In line with its social responsibilities, Tour In Persia has supported the project “Attracting the Hava Mount forester in Fars Province” by the NazreTabiat Association.
The Hava Mount and Tange khoor Hunting Prohibited Area with an area of 129,658 hectares is located in the southeast of Fars province and in the areas of Lamerd (Northwest, north and northeast of Alamarvdasht), Gerash (Fedagh rural district) and Khonj (Mahmeleh district). The mentioned area is located at a distance of 80 km north of Lamerd city and 65 km southwest and west of Khonj and is under the management of Lamerd city environmental protection department.
Jujube, Calotropis procera, Lentisque Bombay, Brabejum, Acer monspessulanum, Alium Jesdianum, various species of milkvetch and Rangeland species and medicinal plants (Especially Asafoetida) are considered as vegetation of the region.
Mammals in the area are Larestan mouflon, wild goat, boars, porcupine, rabbits, bears, leopards, hyenas, wolves, foxes and birds, including: Partridge, See-see partridge, Laughing dove, Common wood Pigeon, White-eared bulbul, Crested lark, Bee-eater, Pterocles, Kestrel, Eurasian hoopoe, Finches, Magpie, Wagtails, Eurasian nuthatch and Bustard and four species of horned viper, Macrovipera lebetinus, black viper and Saw-scaled viper.
This region is one of the best and pristine habitats of Fars province for the valuable species of Larestan mouflon.
In recent years, due to the lack of adequate forester and large area, illegal hunting statistics had caused the valuable species of Larestan mouflon to reach the brink of extinction, which fortunately, with the constructive interaction of environmentalists and local communities, local people, especially hunters, realized the importance of preserving this species.
Alamarvdasht Land and Life Association was established by the youth of the region with the aim of protecting the nature of Hava Mount in this regard and has taken four big steps in this direction by building several wildlife fountains, educating local communities, attracting remorseful hunters and leveraging their experiences.
In this regard, two local hunters who made a living by hunting were recruited as helpers of Hava Mount, and by paying a monthly wage; they have contributed significantly to the security of the region by ending the hunt. As evidenced by the increase in the number of wildlife, which was endangered five years ago, but in the latest census of rams, mouflon and goats has reached more than a thousand heads.
NazreTabiat Association intends to accept the monthly salary of a local partner with the help of environmentalists. The monthly salary of this partner will be one million and five hundred thousand tomans (for the year 1398) and 18 million Tomans for one year.