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Providing water tank and building watering trough in Champeh and Garestaneh
Providing water tank and building watering trough in Champeh and Garestaneh

(Conservation of Larestan Wild Sheep Project)

Many habitats in the western parts of Hormozgan Province face severe shortage of water. This problem is more acute in Champeh and Garestaneh, two of the best wild sheep habitats in the Province. There are only two natural springs in the area with limited water, both situated in areas rather unsafe for wildlife. The sheep and other wildlife in the area face many dangers because of sole reliance on these two sources of water, especially in the summer.

To provide water for wildlife in the heat of summer, we researched proper spots for installing water tanks and troughs. These spots had to be safe as well as suitable for collecting rainwater. In February 2015, we provided a 5000-litres water tank and installed 50 meters of pipe and a watering trough in one location. To make use of rainwater, we also built a small dam above the tank and installed pipes to collect water into the tank.

Bandar-e Lengeh office of the Department of Environment and village governorship of Garestaneh and local community members from Barkuhi, Garestaneh, and Champeh villages provided help and participated in this activity.