Habitat for 200 bird species
Garmiyan to establish reservoir for wildlife conservation
GARMIYAN – The Garmiyan Environment Department has unveiled plans to build a water reservoir in the Bamo Mountain Range, encompassing Zmnako and Khoshk, aimed at creating a sanctuary for birds and wildlife, particularly during the peak of summer.
Dr. Duraid Salim, director of the Garmiyan Environment Department, told 964media on Wednesday, Feb. 7, that the reservoir is designed to hold 150,000 cubic meters of water. A preliminary site inspection was carried out today to pinpoint the reservoir’s future location, with funding provided by the VIM Foundation.
Dr. Salim noted that the Bamo, Zmnako, and Khoshk mountain ranges host a variety of rare wildlife, including tiger sightings. These areas, however, have been under threat from droughts and summer wildfires.
The Bamo Mountains are known to be a habitat for approximately 200 bird species and 16 types of mammals.