The previous section talked about the importance of Hyrcanian forests and the presence of the smallest organisms in establishing ecosystems. This article is about, how other creatures and of course, ourselves as human beings play our role.
Small and large, strong and weak live together. They eat each other to survive, but know their common mother, the earth, and respect their home, the forest.
They generously inform each other of the danger and even may make benefits for nature under the pretext of gathering food or digging for themselves. It is difficult to write about creatures that play an important role in our life. We know nothing about them, but they know so much that in order to survive, they must disappear from our sight. This content is about the role of Lishak forest creatures.
First of all, I have a question! When was the last time you saw a brown bear, a deer, or a fox that roamed freely? The closest is either the images have seen in animations, or finally, if you love documentary film, may have seen films from their habitat.
Three years ago, I saw a deer with its offspring. It was the last time but still, I’m so amazed at seeing all the beauty that was spinning freely that I couldn’t even capture that moment with my cell phone. The day I experienced that feeling again was when I heard that my friends noticed a fox nest in the Siahkal Lishak forest.
Sparrows, starlings, woodpeckers, Northern shoveler, which are guests of the Hyrcanian forests in autumn, Phasianus colchicus (endangered species), partridges, quails, Common wood pigeon, woodpeckers, hawks, vultures, eagles, owls, saw ducks (Gray or marble ducks) and woodpeckers are attractive birds that live in the Hyrcanian forests.
The black-tailed fox and the Caspian pony are among the rarest mammals living in these forests. The most important species of animals that I do not know when they are going to join the memories can be a leopard, meral (one of the three species of deer), Kal and goat, wild cat,
brown bear (the largest mammal of Guilan), Caspian seal (the only species of aquatic and carnivorous mammal In Guilan), the gravedigger mentioned Sheng (known as the blue otter).
You may ask, what is the reason for the importance of these creatures? You might think that even now these beauties can only be seen in photos and documentary films. If you think so, join us more than before, and be sure to read the rest of this article.
Hyenas and jackals, these animals are not good creatures in TV cartoons. To show their effective role in the Lishak forest, imagine that one day the sweeper will not be present at work. Hyenas and jackals play the same role in nature. They prevent contamination of the forest and the spread of disease by eating the carcasses of hunted animals and the garbage of the villagers.
The wolf is one of those animals that has been neglected in TV cartoons. In the role of a physician’s assistant and a professional poison detector, this carnivore chases the sick, the old, and the disabled, and by eating them, not only prevents the spread of infectious diseases but also keeps the intelligent and powerful generation of animals alive.
The brown bear, a beautiful coffee creature that spends most of its life asleep, eats in the few days of waking. He eats wild fruits of hawthorn, hawthorn, and cherries. Its stomach acid thins the skin of the seeds and provides space for the seeds to grow again when they are expelled. The same is true of other living things that eat fruit.
Squirrels, Oshgoul, or other rodents in the Hyrcanian forests collect wild seeds and fruits on the right days of the year and store them for the cold seasons. Every year, due to the death of these living things, their food sources germinate and produce new plants. Of course, in the meantime, we have no more generous than the Oshgoul. He even forgets the place where hid his food. So seeds and fruits will be one seedling next spring.
The boar, this kind of forest gardener, has very strong snouts and teeth. To dig up the roots of plants, he digs up the soil, which in a way plows the soil. This not only kills the pests but also the seeds of the plants go underground and the conditions for their growth are created. This dedicated gardener removes snow in the winter. By turning the soil, it provides food and a place for birds and some mammals to rest.
I think about all the creatures that strive with selflessness and generosity for themselves and us. Have we done anything for their survival? It is as if by our behavior, we just have destroyed the resources. Sometimes I think we are only afraid of what we are worried about being harmed. I think if the trees had legs, they would run away from us so that we would not harm them with our wrongdoings. I look at the hands of the 400-year-old oak tree. He has seen many people and still trusts us.
Perhaps the reason for his hopes for the return of each of his children and the planting of seedlings and the return of natural wildlife to the Lishak area is due to the presence of people he has seen over the years. Those who promised to plant seedlings and reforestation and know the promise is a promise. He enjoys the days when the forest was full of trees and wildlife live there. With your help, we are the founders of the forest (The Bani Jungle) for those who revive our lungs.