First, we want to thank you for visiting our website. We are pleased that you are interested in the important work our foundation does for the conservation of Iranian nature. But how did it all start actually? What made Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation come to live?
Well, about 2 years ago my husband and I travelled through Iran. We also visited Yazd, a beautiful historic city in central Iran. During our trip we met a man, who offered to take us for a trip around Yazd one day. Our second stop on that trip was a beautiful old caravan station with a garden around it, which was being renovated to a hotel.
There we spoke with Mr. Mehdi Zare Khormizi, wildlife expert from the Yazd Provincial Office of Department of Environment. He explained about the difficulties Iranian nature in general and many unique species of animals are facing in the harsh climate of Iran. He showed us photos of many of these beautiful species and he asked for our help. Right at that moment we decided we wanted to do something to help Iranian nature and the idea for Simba Nature Protection and Education Foundation was born.
This year we went back to Yazd and we had a wonderful meeting with the officials of the Yazd Provincial Office of Department of Environment. We discussed several projects, such as assistance to the population recovery plan for the Persian fallow deer, air to water projects and assistance to the re-establishment of the nature museum in Yazd.
After that we visited several reservations where we have actually seen the animals we are protecting. It was an amazing experience which we will never forget and we are doing everything in our power to help protect these wonderful animals from extinction!