Also known as: Kavir Wildlife, Desert National Park
Kavir National Park is to the west of the central desert of Iran and east of the "salt Lake". It has an area of 4,000 square kilometers. The park is located 120 kilometers south of Tehran and 100 kilometers east of Qom, and it sits on the western end of one of Iran's two major deserts, the Dasht-e Kavir (Great Salt Desert). Siahkuh (Black Mountain), a large, semi-circular rock outcropping sits in roughly the park's center.
The Kavir National Park is an example of desert and arid type ecosystems. Its scanty rainfall has given rise to some herbal species which have adapted to and withstand the existing conditions. wildlife species have also in an outstanding and surprising manner have accustomed themselves to the meager resources, and their preservation has aided them greatly to increase in number.
This area in general has a valuable flora and fauna reserves as well as a variety of wildlife. Ancient, historical monuments such Shah Abbasi caravansary (Bahram Palace) and the remnants of Haram Khaneh and Ainol Rashid are also present in this region.
The most famous wild life species found here are: Persian zebras, Asian cheetahs, wild sheep, wild goat, panther, gazelle, wild cat, hyena, wolf, jackal, desert fox, fox, hare, porcupine and sable. The waterfowls which may be mentioned in this vicinity are flamingo, geese, duck, eagle, pheasant and crane.
The Kavir National Park has a main route via Varamin through Pishva, Qal'eh Boland Villages, Asgar Abad and Hesar Goli which goes to Mobarakeh and finally reaches the Shah Abbas Caravansary. There is another roadway from Masileh which requires a guide.
A section of Qom province, specially the vicinity of the Qomrud village lies within the limits of the National Desert Park.
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