During spring, the Qashqaei Nomads in Iran’s Fars region move their tribes closer to the Zagros Mountains for new pastures and away from the approaching summer heat.

Since the Islamic revolution in 1979, these indigenous people have been largely marginalized and pressured by the government to settle. Iran’s fast growing population has reduced grazing land and nomadic culture has become an economic and an environmental concern, because it reduces farming land and depletes grass that eventually turn into desert. Without a resettlement program, these tribes are pushed to endure the hardships of a cross-cultural change.
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