Lake Urmia, in north-western Iran, was once the largest salt-water lake in the Middle East and attracted visitors from near and far.

Iran (IMNA) - It used to be a perfect home for migratory birds including ducks, flamingos, pelicans and egrets as well as the world’s largest natural habitats of a hardy species that can tolerate salinity levels more than eight times saltier than ocean water.

Over the past decade, the lake lost its prosperity and vitality due to some natural factors and especially human interferences.

In recent years, eco friendly actions and sharp rise in precipitations rates has increased the hopes for lake's revival. However, there is a long way to revitalize the region completely.

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