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

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