Modeling of dispersion and intensity level of noise pollution from urban and industrial sources in Kharg and its effects on presence and dispersal of indicator fauna in Kharg Wildlife Refuge

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Environment Department,, Behbahan Khatam Alanbia University of Technology, Behbahan, Iran

2 Faculty of Natural Resources, Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University, Sari, Iran

3 Academic staff member, Environment Department, Behbahan Khatam Alanbia University of Technology, Behbahan, Iran

4 Academic staff member, Environment Department, Shahrekord University, Shahrekord, Iran


Today, noise pollution is considered as one of the major pollution of the urban and industrial environment that disrupts the ecological processes of the environment and ecosystem services, physical and mental health of humans and wildlife populations. In this research, the distribution of noise pollution in air and dtermination of noise intensity level in terrestrial habitats for indicator fanua in Khark Wildlife Refuge was done using SPreAD-GIS model. indicator fanua such as deer (Gazella subgutturosa), Whiskered Tern (Chalidonias hybridus), Bridled tern (Onychoprion anaethetus) and Hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricate), Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) were studied in this research. The results showed that the noise intensity level from noise sources in the region had no significant negative impact on the presence and distribution of studied species. In other words, the studied species have been adapted to the noise from sources of pollution. In addition, in the vicinity of the sources of noise pollution, there are security and protection conditions for the species to survive in the area without especial problems.


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