In the realm of Iran's vast and diverse nature, nestled within the heart of its natural wonders, lies the magnificent Gavkhouni International Wetland.

Iran (IMNA) - It is the end station of the Zayandehrud, a symbol of ecological and hydrological value that has been granted registration in the prestigious Ramsar Convention, akin to a priceless pearl gracing the landscape. But as time passes without mercy, a menacing cloud descends across this once-vibrant marsh.

The mighty Zayandehroud River, which nurtured and sustained the vibrant life within Gavkhoni, has succumbed to a lamentable drying trend in recent years. The consequences of this ecological tragedy extend far beyond the mere desiccation of land and water. These days, the lives of people who live close to this priceless haven dangle in the balance, always on the verge of catastrophe.

For many who depend on the wetland's vast resources for their livelihoods, migration—that desperate act of seeking refuge elsewhere—has become an all-too-familiar ghost. Aquifers are being drained, and the subsurface water level is falling as a result of the unrelenting attack on nature's abundance. Once brimming with life in every nook and crevice, the delicate fabric of biodiversity is currently unraveling at an alarming rate. Following it, a profusion of physiologically harmful elements and an invasion of ravenous micro-eaters worsen the already grim condition.

Given the numerous obstacles weighing down the Gavkhouni International Wetland, immediate action is required. It is an urge to protect not just a wonder of nature, but also the core of our common humanity. Because without the protective embrace of these sanctuaries, we run the risk of losing not just the many species that live in this marsh, but also an important part of our shared history.

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