In the south, Iran borders the waters of the Persian gulf and the Sea of Oman-connected through the Strait of Hormoz. Mangrove forests on the southern coast of Iran, commonly called Hara forests are unique features of Iran’s natural environment.
The forests, found mainly near the island of qeshm, make a major habitat for migratory birds in the cold season, and for reptiles, fish, and varieties of arthropods and bivalves.
Iranian islands in the Persian gulf such Kish, Khark, the greater and the lesser Tunbs, Abu Musa etc are major recreational, and economic centers of the country.

Persian Gulf