Iranian Photography Gallery & Videography by Kazem Bayram
Dr. Hormoz Asadi. He was dedicate to the land, sea, and desert animals of Iran. The Caspian Seal, exclusive to the Caspian Sea. They are why Hormoz Asadi formed the Caspian seal research in collaboration with the University of Leeds, and the Darwin Project. These, and other, much-needed international projects were the first collaborations of their kind. Dr. Asadi raised global awareness to Iran's wildlife,
which was especially important for its endangered species.
Caspian seals are a unique species of seals due to the large saltwater lake, known as the Caspian Sea that they live in. The Caspian seals were subject to a deadly virus as well as being caught and often killed by fishermen and fish netting. Locally in Iran, Dr. Asadi began a series of educational lectures to help fishermen work with the seals as opposed to killing them. This program proved to be very effective and is still going on today. Internationally, Dr. Asadi began an important research project with the University of Leeds in Ireland to better understand the virus and help the rare seal species survive.
The biblical, endangered Persian fallow deer are featured in this photo during a trans-relocation project in Iran.