Department of Environment

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  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif signs the Paris Agreement on climate change during a ceremony at the United Nations headquarters in New York, April 22, 2016. (AFP) 2018-05-20 10:23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran pulling out of Paris Agreement?

    TEHRAN — While the cabinet of ministers and the Majlis (parliament) have approved the Paris Climate Agreement, the Guardian Council, that constitutionally holds veto power over all legislations approved by the Majlis, has not ratified the deal.

  • Neurergus crocatus spotted in Iran 2018-05-03 14:18

    Neurergus crocatus spotted in Iran

    TEHRAN — Neurergus crocatus, also known as Lake Urmia Newt and Azerbaijan Newt, has been spotted for the first time in Oshnavieh, a small town in West Azarbaijan province.

  • Euro 4 diesel in all Iranian roads in a month 2018-04-30 08:24

    Euro 4 diesel in all Iranian roads in a month

    TEHRAN – All the gas stations situated on the roads across the country will be provided with Euro 4 diesel from May 22, Mehr reported on Sunday.

  • Deadline for halting production of Euro 3 motorcycles extended 2018-04-29 19:36

    Deadline for halting production of Euro 3 motorcycles extended

    TEHRAN – Lack of required infrastructure both in the production lines and also in testing equipment of the Department of Environment (DOE) led to a 10-month extension of the deadline for stopping manufacturing of Euro 3 motorcycles.

  • Alisadr Cave, a famous karst aquifer 2018-04-26 13:16

    Iran in pursuit of karst water resources

    TEHRAN – Iranian authorities are going to study some regions across the country which have high potentials for having karst aquifers and determine the possibility of exploiting such groundwater resources.

  • Tehran, Sofia eye increased environmental co-op 2018-04-25 08:59

    Tehran, Sofia eye increased environmental co-op

    TEHRAN – Iranian and Bulgarian officials held in meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, discussing ways to boost bilateral cooperation on environmental issues.

  • Far Eastern curlew 2018-04-23 20:36

    Wetlands destruction the main threat to curlews

    TEHRAN – Destruction of wetlands, especially in Asia, is the main threat to curlews’ lives, said director general for aquatic wildlife office of the Department of Environment.

  • Iran may approve regulation to curb plastic bags consumption 2018-04-23 20:35

    Iran may approve regulation to curb plastic bags consumption

    TEHRAN – The Iranian administration will take the final decision by late June on approving a previously drafted regulations which aim to decrease the use of plastic bags in the country, an official with the Department of Environment has said.

  • Waste management, bane of life for Tehraners 2018-04-21 19:42

    Waste management, bane of life for Tehraners

    TEHRAN — Waste management has set alarm bells ringing for the residents of the Iranian capital, Tehran, the head of Tehran province’s department of environment said on Friday.

  • A view of Shrafkhaneh port, northeast coast of Lake Urmia. Photo by Mohammad Ali Haqshenas / Tehran Times 2018-04-20 13:15

    ‘Without restoration plan, Lake Urmia would have been fully drained by now’

    TEHRAN – If there had not been any plan to restore Lake Urmia, it would have been completely drained by now, Department of Environment chief Isa Kalantari said on Wednesday.

  •  ‘No to plastic bags’ 2018-04-20 13:14

    ‘No to plastic bags’

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment announced ‘no to plastic bags’ as the national theme of this year’s International Mother Earth Day, April 22, Nasimonline reported on Wednesday.

  • Arasbaran protected area in East Azarbaijan province 2018-04-17 20:14

    Environmentalists question protected areas downgrading, downsizing

    TEHRAN — A group of environmental activists affiliated with an NGO has made a statement questioning the directive from the Supreme Council of Environment on revision of national protected areas.

  • Water shortage “serious”, says environment chief 2018-04-12 12:09

    Water shortage “serious”, says environment chief

    TEHRAN – The country is facing a serious water shortage, said Isa Kalantari, the chief of the Department of Environment.

  • Seven substandard zoos shut down 2018-04-09 10:41

    Seven substandard zoos shut down

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment has shut down seven zoos across the country which didn’t live up to the required standards set by the department, ILNA reported on Saturday.

  • Parvar protected area in central province of Semnan 2018-04-03 20:19

    ‘Downgrading, downsizing protected areas encourage communities to safeguard environment’

    TEHRAN — Downgrading and downsizing protected areas would in fact encourage local communities to conserve the environment more effectively, Department of Environment's (DOE) deputy director for hunting and fishing Ali Teymouri has said.

  • A baby bird floating on the water in Shadegan wetland, in southwestern province of Khuzestan 2018-03-18 19:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Deteriorating environment is waiting for the right decisions

    TEHRAN — Did you know if you’re 41 or younger you’ve never experienced a normal climate, not even once? This was shared on Years of Living Dangerously, an American documentary television series focusing on global warming, Instagram page on March 6.

  • Iran to provide insurance for its brown bears 2018-03-12 08:36

    Iran to provide insurance for its brown bears

    TEHRAN – Initial agreements have been reached with some Iranian insurance companies to cover the possible damages imposed by brown bears to locals, said Peiman Valizadeh, the executive secretary of the national committee for preserving brown bear affiliated to the Department of Environment.

  • Cultivating sugar beet and rice hinders wetlands restoration programs  2018-03-11 10:17

    Cultivating sugar beet and rice hinders wetlands restoration programs

    TEHRAN – Cultivating water intensive products including sugar beet and rice has been banned in some regions as they were not in line with plans for reviving wetlands, an official with wetland ecosystems division at Department of Environment has said.

  • Ecuadorian ambassador Germán Alejandro Ortega Almeida is holding binoculars and watching birds in a wildlife refuge in Gilan province with Kaveh Madani deputy chief of environment standing next to him 2018-03-10 09:37

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    No waste: Want a change? start with yourself

    Seeing garbage strewn around is a common scene for many of us while walking down the street to get to work or even during holidays when we are trying to spend a day out in the nature picnicking by the riverside.

  • Isa Kalantari, the chief of the Department of Environment, watering a sapling after planting it in Tehran’s Pardisan Park 2018-03-09 11:26

    Caring for trees more important than planting them: Kalantari

    TEHRAN – The chief of the Department of Environment Isa Kalantari criticized the lack of efforts for taking care of trees after they are being planted, adding, “Caring for trees is important, not their [mere] planting.”

  • Azerbaijani Ambassador to Tehran Bunyad Huseynov (L) and Iran’s Department of Environment chief Isa Kalantari 2018-03-07 18:10

    Tehran, Baku seek increased environmental co-op

    TEHRAN – Iran and Azerbaijan discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation on environmental issues concerning both sides.

  • Photo by Sascha Schuermann / Getty Images 2018-02-28 21:52

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Faced with e-waste

    Fortunately for us, we are living in a world where the speed of emerging new technologies and electronic devices increasingly eases many of our daily tasks. These amazing rapid changes encourage or even sometimes force users to buy new devices. And what happens to the old ones? Either they are temporarily stocked at storehouses or thrown away among other waste materials. This is where we are introducing another threat to our environment: e-waste.

  • Kaveh Madani 2018-02-24 20:18

    Reducing consumption the sole solution for water crisis: Kaveh Madani

    TEHRAN – The only solution for water crisis in the country’s current circumstances is to reduce consumption in all industrial, agricultural and urban sectors, said Kaveh Madani, the deputy environment chief for international affairs, innovation and socio-cultural engagement.

  • Tehran to monitor carwashes for water pollution 2018-02-24 11:00

    Tehran to monitor carwashes for water pollution

    TEHRAN – A special monitoring program will be implemented in Tehran over the next two months to control the water pollutants released by commercial carwashes, said the chief of Tehran’s department of environment.

  • Green development not a “choice” but an “obligation”: industry minister 2018-02-21 09:31

    Green development not a “choice” but an “obligation”: industry minister

    TEHRAN – The world is increasingly approaching toward low-carbon economy and the move toward green development is not a “choice” but an “obligation,” said Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari.

  • Kaveh Madani 2018-02-20 18:51

    We have made mistakes in protecting the environment: Kaveh Madani

    TEHRAN — The nature is a proof of the fact that we have made mistakes in protecting the environment and we have to put them right, Kaveh Madani, deputy environment chief for international affairs, innovation and socio-cultural engagement said on Monday.

  • It takes 3 years to eliminate internal SDS hotspots: DOE chief 2018-02-17 09:33

    It takes 3 years to eliminate internal SDS hotspots: DOE chief

    TEHRAN – Eliminating internal hotspots for sand and dust storms (SDSs) in southwestern provinces of Iran requires a 3-year period, ILNA quoted the chief of the Department of Environment Isa Kalantari as saying on Friday.

  • Environmental bodies sign MOU to bolster co-op 2018-02-15 10:52

    Environmental bodies sign MOU to bolster co-op

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Engineering Organization inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) hoping to preserve the environment more sustainably, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  • Kaveh Madani speaking to journalists on the sideline of Tehran’s Pardisan Park cleanup event on Monday morning 2018-02-07 10:38

    DOE starting to promote ‘waste separation’ culture

    TEHRAN – By establishing special bins for collecting dry waste in every room of its own offices, the Department of Environment tries to promote the culture of separating waste at source.

  • Tilapia farm in Ecuador (Photo by Aaron McNevin / WWF) 2018-02-05 09:49

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Possible environmental damages of tilapia farming

    The environmentalists’ concerns for tilapia farming is nothing new as the topic is being debated over the past few decades across the globe. However, the recent controversial decisions made regarding farming and importing tilapia in and to Iran has turned it into hot topic in Iran’s environmental circles.