Strategic Planning of Environmental Protection in Wetland Ecosystems (Case Study: Ghareh Gheshlagh Wetland Watershed)

Document Type : Research Paper


Young Research and Elite Club, Ahvaz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ahvaz, Iran.


     The Wetlands are one of the most important ecosystems on Earth that human activities, including urban development and agriculture, road construction, often cause indirect damage and cause significant loss of lagoons and coastal areas. Therefore, we need a sophisticated tool and method to access and understand the conditions of the wetland. Strategic planning is a systematic approach that supports and validates the strategic management process. Strategic planning consists of four basic elements including environmental review, strategy formulation, strategy implementation, and control and evaluation. Strategic planning models are countless, but almost all of them are inspired by the SWOT analytical model. Ghareh Gheshlagh wetland the most important and largest satellite wetlands of Lake Urmia Basin and One of the important bird areas, IBA, is in the world. Unfortunately, in recent years due to destructive human activities are faced with many risks. This applied scientific research, with the aim of providing Strategic Plan for development Environmental Protection of Ghareh Gheshlagh wetland. Considering the conditions and internal and external factors prevailing in the region and using SWOT analysis was conducted.


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Volume 41, Issue 3
November 2018
Pages 201-2016
  • Receive Date: 24 May 2017
  • Revise Date: 06 July 2017
  • Accept Date: 11 September 2017
  • First Publish Date: 23 October 2018