Department of Environment

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  • 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.

  • Sand and dust storm in Ahwaz 2018/01/27

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    SDS hotspots in Ahwaz 5 times larger than Tehran

    Geological researches demonstrate that the hotspots for sand and dust storms (SDS) developed around the city of Ahwaz, in the southwestern Khuzestan Province, cover more than 350,000 hectares of land, 5 times bigger than Tehran urban area.

  • Isa Kalantari 2018-01-24 08:47

    DOE against any withdrawal from fossil waters

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment opposes any withdrawal from renewable or non-renewable fossil water resources until further notice, Mehr quoted DOE chief Isa Kalantari as saying on Monday.

  • Iran’s environmental body asserts its right to green tax 2018-01-23 20:11

    Iran’s environmental body asserts its right to green tax

    TEHRAN — Once again Iran’s environmental body has demanded its right to the green tax imposed on polluting industries and allocated to municipalities.

  • Kaveh Madani 2018-01-22 10:53

    Iran’s environmental body takes unprecedented step in fight against plastic pollution

    TEHRAN — In a bid for public engagement Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has banned bottled water at the DOE offices and all other organizations affiliated with it nationwide.

  • Tehran's clean air 2018-01-17 09:12

    DOE ready to fight for people’s right of clean air

    TEHRAN – Implementation of clean air law will definitely face serious oppositions but the Department of Environment is ready to stand up for the nation’s right to have clean air, DOE chief Isa Kalantari said on Tuesday.

  • Rangers to be equipped with personal armors 2018-01-16 20:08

    Rangers to be equipped with personal armors

    TEHRAN – As per a memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of Defense and the Department of Environment, the ministry is tasked to provide rangers with appropriate personal armors.

  • A view of Tehran grand bazaar situated in downtown  2018-01-12 17:34

    Tehran’s population doesn’t fit its area: environment official

    TEHRAN – The population density (a measurement of population per unit area) of Tehran is near 10,000 people per square kilometer which is considered high and inevitably raises environmental issues, said chief of Tehran’s department of environment.

  • Cheetah cub saved from smugglers 2017-12-27 07:30

    Cheetah cub saved from smugglers

    TEHRAN – Following the arrest of an animal-trafficking band in Tehran, an Asiatic cheetah cub was discovered and required measures were taken for her protection, Iran’s Department of Environment official website reported on Tuesday.

  • air pollution 2017-12-25 09:19

    Govt. should stand firm against acquisitive industry: environment chief

    TEHRAN – “Health, environmental safety and the rights of future generations cannot be neglected and the government should take a determined stand against the industry’s passion for acquisitiveness,” chief of the Department of Environment, Isa Kalantari, said on Saturday.

  • clean air 2017-12-22 22:55

    Wind, rain come to Tehraners' rescue, but air pollution is in the offing

    TEHRAN — After a week of suffering from suffocating air pollution people in the metropolis of Tehran can finally breathe clean air on the first day of winter. 

  • Golestan National Park 2017-12-17 08:27

    $7.5m earmarked for Golestan National Park

    National parks budget raised by threefold

    TEHRAN – The budget of Golestan National Park, northern Iran, will rise to 300 billion rials (nearly $7.5 million) in the next Iranian calendar year, starting March 21, 2018.

  • Lake Urmia 2017-12-16 10:22

    BY Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Budget deficiency is holding back Lake Urmia complete restoration

    TEHRAN —Lake Urmia, once called a symbol of Azari identity, dubbing it “the turquoise solitaire of Azerbaijan”, is on the road to ruin and the officials blame it on budget constraint.

  • Przewalskis horse 2017-12-16 10:18

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Zoos seen as saviors of endangered animals

    Zoos can effectively work together to conserve some of the endangered animals. Zoos have the necessary knowledge and experience in animal care, veterinary medicine, animal behavior, reproductive biology, and genetics to establish captive animal populations of endangered animals.

  • Kaveh Madani 2017-12-10 09:29

    Intl. environmental co-op must be fair, not hampered by sanctions, politicization

    TEHRAN — We strongly believe in the fact that environmental problems are trans-boundary and trans-generational, and need to be solved through effective international cooperation mechanisms that are fair and not hampered by economic sanctions and politicization, Iranian environment official Kaveh Madani has said.

  • Asiatic cheetah/ Photo by Ali Mohammadi 2017-12-07 15:15

    DOE proposes $375,000 budget for cheetah conservation

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has presented a 15-billion-rial (nearly $375,000) budget proposal to Budget and Planning Organization for Asiatic cheetah conservation plans.

  • Gasoline quality test period slashed to a week 2017-11-30 19:02

    Gasoline quality test period slashed to a week

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has decreased the period of gasoline quality checks in eight metropolises from three months to a week.

  • Kaveh Madani 2017-11-22 08:36

    Iran proposes inclusion of water-related issues in COP 24

    TEHRAN — In its country statement at Bonn Climate Change Conference (COP 23) Iran has proposed the inclusion of the issue of water in the agenda of COP 24.

  • Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project 2017-11-11 20:26

    UNDP not to extend Iran’s Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project

    TEHRAN — United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has lately announced that they are not planning on renewing Iran’s Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project.

  • Kiyoumars Kalantari 2017-11-04 20:04

    DOE earmarks $2b for waste management

    TEHRAN — Some $2 billion has been allocated from foreign exchange reserves for waste management projects, the director general of Tehran province’s department of environment said on Monday.

  • Isa Kalantari 2017-10-22 17:48

    We should keep environment safe for next generations: Kalantari

    ‘Iran lagging behind the world in protecting the environment’

    TEHRAN — In regard to factors determining environmental standards Iran is among countries that is lagging behind the world in safeguarding the environment, the chief of the Department of Environment said on Saturday.

  • Isa Kalantari (R) and Mohammad Ali Najafi 2017-10-09 09:38

    Tehran Municipality, Department of Environment ink MOU on environmental studies

    TEHRAN — Tehran Municipality and the Department of Environment signed a memorandum of understanding to conduct environmental studies at Pardisan park which is a habitat for animals and plant species.

  • Gary Lewis (L) and Isa Kalantari 2017-10-03 20:13

    Iran, UN underline need for increased environmental co-op

    TEHRAN — The UN resident coordinator and UNDP representative in Iran met with the chief of Iran’s Department of Environment, emphasizing the importance of greater environmental cooperation between Iran and the United Nations.