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Feature - Climate Change and Iran's Bakhtiari People
Newsha Tavakolian
The nomadic Bakhtiari people inhabit Iran’s southwestern province of Khuzestan. Until recently, the region had been fertile, which made it ideal grazing land for a people whose livelihood is dependent on their herds of sheep. Land development and a long drought have forced changes to the Bakhtiari lifestyle. As green pastures disappear, shepherd families must travel great distances between suitable grazing grounds. Those who can afford the expense rent trucks for transporting their herds but many Bakhtiari endure journeys on foot that can take as long as 20 days. This hardship, coupled with government...

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IRAN. Piere-Cary Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Pier-Cary village...
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IRAN. Piere-Cary Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Tahmasb Rahmani, 34...
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IRAN. Piere-Cary Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Pier-Cary village...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Left: Mehdi Ghafari, 41 Years old, Bakhtiari...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Ezzat Hemati,...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Habib Gheibipour,...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Mina Gheibipour,...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Mahnaz Gheybpour, 41 years old, has 6...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. an Mohammad Najaf, 77 years old, has been...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. A flock passing the road close to Karun...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Portrait of Marzieh...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Zamani Family spending the night on the...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Zeynab Gheybipour,...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Right: Parisa Zamani, 20 years old with...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Masoumeh Zamani, who thinks she might...
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IRAN. Sikvand Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Sikvand Village, close...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Zahra Amiri, 61 years old (left) standing...
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IRAN. Khadjeh Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Soraya Mokhtari,...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. A baby goat died due to the hot weather....
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IRAN. Khadjeh Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Mr. Jahanbakhsh,...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Alimardani Family...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. A man (Ali Hemmat...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. A view of Zardkouh...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. A horse standing...
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IRAN. Sousan Sorkhab, Khuzestan. 2018. Shahpari Mohammadi, 53...
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IRAN. Sousan Sorkhab, Khuzestan. 2018. Parisa Mohammadi, 10 years...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Khodadadi family...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Parisa Zamani, 20 years old washing the...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Pari Karimi,...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Pari Karimi,...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Shirin Khodadadi,...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Parisa Zamani, 20 years old trying to...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. A View of Zagros...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. A foggy morning...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Raheleh Darvishi, 14 years old, in her...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Bakhtiaris mourning...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Ebrahim Rostami, 45 years old born in...
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IRAN. Piere-Cary Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Massive waterfall...
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IRAN. Khadjeh Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Mostafa Mokhtari,...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Shahrbanou Seyfouri,...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Hands of a 70...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Jan Mohammad Najaf waiting for the truck...
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