This area in east of Semnan province 140 km far from Shahrud city and 28 km far from Biarjmand city and in north of central desert is located

Nature and beautiful scenery this area is such that the "African country" is known.

The area is one million hectares of land, including national parks range (8%), Wildlife Refuge (17%) and protected area (75 percent).

 Khartouran area after Naybandan Wildlife Refuge in Tabas, Iran is the second set of broad protection in addition to the largest biosphere reserve in the country and the African Serengeti Tanzania, the second area is the world's biosphere and rare animal species. and plant in its place.

Fauna:

Khar Turan is home to one of the largest populations of the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah. There were about 12-15 of these charismatic cats in the National Park area. Occasional reports of females with cubs indicate a breeding and perhaps growing population. On late December 2014, four new cheetahs have been spotted by camera traps. Another four new individuals consisting of a female and her three cubs had been reported in January 2015 after another eleven new Asiatic cheetahs were spotted a month before, and an additional eight cheetahs had been spotted in July 2015.With the increasing numbers of cheetahs in Khar Turan, there is an estimated population between 39 and 42 cheetahs.

In addition, Khar Turan has the largest population of Persian onager and two species of gazelles, the goitered gazelleand the Indian gazelle, both in good numbers. There are also wild sheep and wild goats in the reserve.

Protect area Khartoran
Protect area Khartoran
Protect area Khartoran
Protect area Khartoran
Protect area Khartoran
Protect area Khartoran
Protect area Khartoran