The Geno Biosphere Reserve, with a total area of 27,500 hectares, situated in the Hormozgan province of Iran. It has been designated as a protected area by the Iranian Department of Environment in 1976.
Geno has mountains as high as 3,000 meters above sea level, and in light of this, has a unique climatic and biosphere conditions within the Persian gulf region.
UNESCO reported about 40,300 people living within the boundaries of the biosphere reserve in 2000.
Beside a number of hot springs situated in the area, flora and fauna include:
- Flora: pomegranate, date palm, black maidenhair fern, caraway, common yarrow, pennyroyal, milkweed, primrose
- mammals: gazelle, gray wolf, bear, fox, leopard, wild boar, hyena, jackal, rabbit,
- birds: grey partridge, eagle, falcon, Eurasian collared dove, see-see partridge, common wood pigeon, cinereous vulture, lark, pipit, common house martin, white-eared bulbul
Coordinates: 27°23′N 56°07′E / 27.383°N 56.117°E