Iran is a country rich in wildlife and, under the Shah, was one of the first in the world to develop a conservation program. A natural crossroads over which migrations of men and animals have flowed since the beginning of time, the country has two completely different climatic zones enabling an extraordinary variety of species to flourish. Surprisingly, however, the details are poorly documented in the West. This book is the first to explore the major species of mammals and birds, both as they are now and as they have evolved through time. It will serve as an invaluable guide for wildlife enthusiasts and travelers.
Patrick Humphreys is past-president of the British Veterinary Zoological Society and a member of the Society for the Study of Asian Affairs. Esmail Kahrom is the former director of the Bureau of Wildlife in Iran. He currently lives in Wales.