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 (dăsht′ē-kə-vîr′, däsht′ē-kä-vîr′)
A salt desert of north-central Iran southeast of the Elburz Mountains.
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Noun1.Dasht-e-Kavir - a salt desert in north central Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran, Persia - a theocratic Islamic republic in the Middle East in western Asia; Iran was the core of the ancient empire that was known as Persia until 1935; rich in oil
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The two important features of the Alborz mountain heights on the north and the salt lands of the Dasht-e Kavir on the south encircle the geographical expanse in the study region and influence its climatic features.
Shopkeeper Arezou Afshani said the salt stones were brought from the Semnan province of Iran, which is located near the Dasht-e Kavir or the Great Salt Desert.
Recognizing the cats' precarious situation, Iran's Department of Environment has worked with the UN Development Program-Global Environment Facility and Wildlife Conservation Society in New York since 2001 to save the only 50 to 60 Asiatic cheetahs which live in the Dasht-e Kavir region of Iran.