UNESCO Heritage Sites

Hyrcanian Forests

Date of Inscription: 2019

The southern coast of the Caspian Sea.

The Hyrcanian forests stretch along the Caspian Sea in northwestern Iran. Their formation dates back at least 30 million years. Helped by the humid climate which reigns in this area, they drew lush landscapes of greenery which are in contrast to the aridity of the rest of Iran. A great conservatory of wildlife, there is a wide variety of birds, mammals and plants. The Hyrcanian forests give a glimpse of another Iran.