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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. Khuzestan. 2018. The view of Chamsoor Lands, Khuzestan...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Zahra Amiri, 61 years old (left) standing...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. A flock passing the road close to Karun...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. an Mohammad Najaf, 77 years old, has been...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Sousan Zamani, 21 years old, packing the...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Women holding children saying good bye...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Zamani Family having a stop for the night...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Parisa Zamani, 20 years old washing the...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Parisa Zamani, 20 years old trying to...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Masoumeh Zamani, who thinks she might...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Right: Parisa Zamani, 20 years old with...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Zamani Family having a stop for the night...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Zamani Family spending the night on the...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Zamani Family spending the night on the...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Left: Mehdi Ghafari, 41 Years old, Bakhtiari...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Jan Mohammad Najaf waiting for the truck...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Khodadadi Family on their way from Arpanah...
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IRAN. Lali, Khuzestan. 2018. A family passing Lali town on their...
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IRAN. Sousan Sorkhab, Khuzestan. 2018. Parisa Mohammadi, 10 years...
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IRAN. Sousan Sorkhab, Khuzestan. 2018. Shahpari Mohammadi, 53...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Chamsoor Lands close Lali’s fault in Khuzestan...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Farshid Amani, 44 years old resting before...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Mahnaz Gheybpour, 41 years old, has 6...
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IRAN. Lali, Khuzestan. 2018. Shirin Ghafari, 16 years old standing...
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IRAN. Lali, Khuzestan. 2018. Fatemeh Ghafari, 40 years old standing...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Ebrahim Rostami, 45 years old born in...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Raheleh Darvishi, 14 years old, in her...
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IRAN. Khuzestan. 2018. Girls on their way to Bibi Maryam Boarding...
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IRAN. Khadjeh Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Mr. Jahanbakhsh,...
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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. Sikvand Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Sikvand Village, close...
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IRAN. Heydar Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Katayoun Jamalpour,...
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IRAN. Khadjeh Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Bibi jan Mokhtari,...
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IRAN. Khadjeh Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Mahnaz Mokhtari,...
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IRAN. Khadjeh Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Nistar Mokhtari,...
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IRAN. Khadjeh Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Mostafa Mokhtari,...
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IRAN. Khadjeh Abad Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Mitra Mokhtari,...
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IRAN. Piere-Cary Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Faramarz Sadeghi,...
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IRAN. Piere-Cary Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Faramarz Sadeghi,...
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IRAN. Piere-Cary Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Massive waterfall...
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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. Piere-Cary Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Pier-Cary village...
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IRAN. Piere-Cary Village, Khuzestan. 2018. Pier-Cary village...
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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 man (Ali Hemmat...
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IRAN. Zardkuh, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. 2018. Portrait of Marzieh...
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