Claim 5000456 - Restoration of rangelands (US$188,760)

     The Islamic Republic of Iran was awarded US$188,760 to remediate 220 hectares of rangeland that was damaged due to the influx of refugees during Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait. This project has been completed and 288 hectares of rangelands were restored, with Iran contributing funding for the additional 68 hectares.The rangeland restoration occurred in three provinces, namely Ilam, Kermanshah and Khuzestan, by way of soil conservation, rainwater harvesting, irrigated plantations and range resting.