According to Public Relations and International Affairs of Qeshm Free Zone Organization, Seyyed Mohammad Hashem Dakhteh, announcing this news, stated: Hamid Dara and Tayeb Sharifirad, two environmental activists of Qeshm Island, conducted a survey on the health and release of this bird in coordination with the environmental experts of the Qeshm Free Zone Organization.
He added that Socotra Cormorant is native to the Persian Gulf and breeds in some Persian Gulf islands. This bird is exclusively marine, though it is often not far from dry land, and it nests in the islands of stone or sand on the ground.
The Qeshm Free Zone Organization's Environment Director explained: This bird is among the most vulnerable categories in the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and its protection is essential.
The main source of the threat was the destruction of their habitats due to oil extraction, and the spill of crude oil into the water, and continued: Fishing net is also one of the biggest problems and causes of damage to birds, aquatic organisms and marine organisms.
Environmental director of Qeshm Free Zone Organization stated: These nets are usually abandoned by the fishermen after being stuck in the rocks or lost, and due to their large size, they capture and, as a result, the death of many creatures such as sea turtles, crabs, birds
Aquatic, shark, and other fish.
The Socotra Cormorant was caught in a fishing trip that had previously been abandoned in nature, fortunately Mr Dara succeeded in restoring the trapped bird to the restoration of nature.
Qeshm Island is the largest island in the south of the country, which is considered as a unique sanctuary for aquatic and marine birds with mangroves, coral reefs, sandy beaches, seaweeds and mud and rich in aquatic resources. The temperate autumn and winter in the south of the country has made Qeshm Island a good host for these birds.