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    Naiband, the Green Pearl of the Persian Gulf

    Asalooyeh - Naiband, the Green Pearl of the Persian Gulf


    The Naiband protected area is located 320 km from Bushehr on the Persian Gulf shores at an altitude of 146 meters above sea level.

    The region is hot and humid in summer, with temperatures rising to 47 degrees Centigrade. The average temperature in winter varies between 12 to 16 degrees and the region becomes pleasant. This vast, 22,500-hectare protected region is unique in terms of its ecosystem and its variety of wild life. The configuration of the protected area of Naiband is mostly hillocks which are surrounded by sea and plain.

    The length of the region has been stretched parallel with the coastal strip and its height increases from the west to the south.

    This region is composed of three distinguished sectors. Its western part includes a sandy plain which is nearly equal in surface to some limited sandy plains.

    The middle part of the region possesses greater width and looks like wide and flat plains along with valleys in various depths.

    This part is a secure and safe area for the local wild life. The eastern part of this region is made up of heights parallel with the sea coast and is in fact the highest part of this region.

    Naiband protected area includes a unique collection of invaluable plans and animals and its diverse cliffy, sandy and coral coasts has created a beautiful ecosystem.

    The shallow coral coast of this region is one of the most diverse coral reserves of the Persian Gulf.

    The sea bed and wave currents in these coasts have created a proper atmosphere for sea creatures which stick to the surface of stones.

    Gulf of Naiband in the northern coast of Naiband region with a space of 4130 hectares is one of the most invaluable habitats of the Persian Gulf.

    The existence of a relative calm atmosphere and the crystal-clear water in this part of coastal waters has led to the expansion of coral collections and sea weeds in the sea bed and its adjacent waters.

    The existence of various banks, Hara forests and brilliant, cliffy sandy coasts, old fig trees, flat plain in the northern part, deep cliffy valleys in this area has cast a special image to this region.

    The existence of these interesting sceneries has provided the most proper place for implementation of coastal ecosystem projects which are dependent on the natural features of the region.

    On the whole, Naiband protected area in addition to the gulf of Naiband and its adjacent lands with a space of more than 49,000 hectares are considered among Persian Gulf's unique coasts in terms of coastal sceneries.

    Naiband region enjoys diverse and rich vegetation. Hera forests in Naiband's coasts are considered major vegetations which is being registered as a protected area.

    Hara forests play an important role in linking sea and land creatures.

    Naiband protected area has placed a collection of invaluable indigenous and local species of birds in itself.

    Partridges and Teyhoo desert birds are among the indigenous birds of this region which is abundantly seen at the heights of Naiband.

    From among the important mammals of this region is Jobair deer. This beautiful deer is considered as Iran's scarce animal species.

    Its exclusive habitat is in Bushehr province and high plains of Naiband protected area.

    The Gulf of Naiband and Naiband protected area, are exclusive and unique in all of Persian Gulf region.

    This region is a proper place for nature enthusiast.


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    This workshop is designed according to the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme in order to give young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and natural heritage. It seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to the continuing threats facing our World Heritage. The idea of involving young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion came as a response to Article 27 of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). Furthermore, Patrimonito means 'small heritage' in Spanish and the character represents a young heritage guardian. Patrimonito has been widely adopted as the international mascot of the World Heritage Education Programme.
    Date: 29th December
    Number of trainees: 7
    Duration: 3 hours

    The workshop of "Patrimonito" was held on 29th of December. Participants arrived around 10:30 and they were welcomed by hot chocolate and Persian cup cakes. After a little introduction by trainers and trainees, the process started by making two groups and letting them choose a name for their group, each group was accompanied by a mentor then each group was given some images of world heritage sites in Iran and some descriptions, each group was asked to match images and descriptions, the mentor was guiding them throughout the activity. All trainees were participating actively and trying to remember their experiences about their travels to these places. When they were done with the activity, the mentors started giving the answers and a brief explanation about each site; mentors were using trainees’ ideas and experiences to complete their tasks.

    Shortly after that, the second part started which was a presentation done by two of mentors. The aim of this presentation was to define the value of these world heritage sites and duties of each person as a "Patrimonito", and what happens if there is no "Patrimonito" and nobody cares about our tangible or intangible heritage. In this part trainees started questioning and understanding the whole concept of being a "Patrimonito", they also added their own suggestions on how to protect our heritage and by the end of this part, they were completely aware about their role as a "Patrimonito".
    Now it was a best time to have a short break, during the break trainees were introduced to some of intangible heritages as they were served by traditional food and snacks and even they way of serving was according to traditions and everyone had this opportunity to discuss about intangible heritage while enjoying some traditional food and snacks.
    When the break was done, everyone was asked to choose a heritage either tangible or intangible and they had to introduce their chosen heritage to a tourist by making a postcard using what they have learnt. They were given all of necessary tools such as color papers, color pencils, glue, scissors, images of heritage and a mentor was with them in order to help them completing the task.

    When they were done, they handed out their postcards and with the mentors they sat together and spent a few minutes asking and answering about what they have learnt. Then they were told to say their vows for protecting their heritage and caring about it, the mentor said the vow and the trainees repeated after her and they officially became a "Patrimonito".

    The last but the best part was when they were given the certificates, and they were told that since they are aware of the value of the heritage and they know how to protect it, they are chosen as "Patrimonito" and they should continue their mission by introducing the value of heritage to others. They were granted certificates and labels and the workshop of "Patrimonito" was finished by taking some memorial photos.