Wildlife

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  • Mazandran province heaven for migratory birds 2018-02-17 19:47

    Mazandaran, a heaven for migratory birds

    Flocks of migratory geese are shown at a wetland habitat situated in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province, February 16, 2018.

  • Dimming the light of sharks' life 2018-01-27 09:59

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dimming the light of sharks' life

    Sharks are hunters par excellence. They frequent a wide range of habitats. Most of sharks are magnificently designed. Multiple rows of replaceable triangular teeth, and also a battery of receptors that almost defy human comprehension, considered as the best tools for a precedent apex predator.

  • Vague, imprecise ecosystem, wildlife management approaches in Iran 2018-01-24 10:15

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Vague, imprecise ecosystem, wildlife management approaches in Iran

    In the early 1800s, bird expert Alexander Wilson watched a single migrating flock of passenger pigeons darken the sky for over 4 hours. He estimated that this flock was more than 2 billion birds strong, some 386 kilometers long, and 1.6 kilometers wide.

  • Roudsar leopard dies in fight with hedgehog 2017-12-22 10:29

    Roudsar leopard dies in fight with hedgehog

    TEHRAN — Persian leopard Arezoo, well-known for being named after her habitat in Roudsar, northern Iran, was found dead apparently after a fight with a hedgehog.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Asiatic Cheetah/ Photo by Ali Mohammadi 2017-12-03 20:20

    By Farnaz Heidari

    International Cheetah Day: Let’s save the fastest beauties

    Asiatic Cheetah which is considered to be a sleek and beautiful cat throughout history is the fastest land-animal that can accelerate from 0 to 96.6 km/h in under three seconds.

  • Insect pollinators 2017/12/02

    By S. K. Basu and P. Zandi

    Insect pollinators in peril

    The plight of natural insect pollinators like bees (both native or indigenous bees and honey bees), moths and butterflies, certain species of pollination friendly beetles and flies need to be taken seriously around the globe.

  • 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.

  • Roudsar leopard released back to wild  2017-11-05 20:00

    Roudsar leopard released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A Persian leopard that had been severely injured by getting caught in snare in February was fully recovered and released back to wild on Sunday.

  • Parvin Farshchi 2017-11-01 20:33

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    A need for national, regional, international co-op to save Caspian seal

    TEHRAN — There is a great need for national, regional and international cooperation to conserve the Caspian seal, an environment official has said.

  • fish 2017-10-24 14:23

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Data collection, bycatch reduction, halting illegal fishing slow sharks decline

    The demand for shark products, including meat and fins, is increasing in Asia. Hammerhead sharks and the sharks from the Carcharhinidae family that have ‘black fins’ are susceptible for this kind of exploition in Asia.

  • 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.

  • A mother deer with her baby in Chahar-Dangeh region, northern Iran (Photo: iew.ir) 2017-10-21 20:06

    Book on Iran’s wildlife diseases released

    TEHRAN – The first book in Persian language on Iran’s wildlife diseases was released.

  • Tim O’Brien 2017-10-02 08:54

    By Farnaz Heidari

    ‘It will take a lifetime of dedication to save Asiatic Cheetah’

    The Asiatic cheetah also known as Iranian cheetah is a Critically Endangered cheetah subspecies surviving today only in Iran. It once occurred from the Arabian Peninsula and the Near East to the Kyzylkum Desert, Caspian region, Pakistan and India, but has been extirpated there during the 20th century.

  • Maryam Qarehgozlou 2017-09-05 20:24

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Is Iran’s environment chief seeing the bigger picture?

    TEHRAN — Isa Kalantari, the new director of the Department of Environment, is now in charge of one of the most criticized and challenged organizations in the country.

  • Felids under threat 2017/09/03

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Felids under threat

    Habitat fragmentation caused by agriculture and in general human interference results in the division of large, continuous habitats into smaller, more isolated remnants.

  • National campaign seeking help to safeguard Asiatic Cheetah 2017-09-02 09:08

    National campaign seeking help to safeguard Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — A national campaign is calling for collecting contributions to help protect Asiatic cheetahs living in Touran National Park.

  • Pivotal concerns about feral and free roaming dogs 2017-08-26 09:35

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Pivotal concerns about feral and free roaming dogs

    Our susceptible wildlife is closing in on the extinction by human-wildlife conflicts. The resultant negative of human interference on wild animals and their habitats is widespread. Now dogs are often the most abundant terrestrial carnivore as Julie Young and her colleagues told the Bio-Science in 2011.

  • wildlife 2017-08-21 11:16

    Wildlife rescue and rehabilitation committee set up

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment has established a committee for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, the director general of the office for aquatic wildlife of the Department of Environment announced.

  • Igor Khorozyan 2017-08-20 10:50

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Digging deep into human-carnivore conflicts in Iran

    Human-carnivore conflicts is rapidly increasing in Iran. For instance just recently a young boy who was tending his sheep was attacked by a black bear on July 10, 2017 on the outskirts of a village in Jiroft, southeastern province of Kerman.

  • waxwing 2017/08/02

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Waxwing poaching in Iran on the rise

    Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Pardisan Park have been facing an immense number of wildlife illegal trades; unfortunately poaching and illegal trade is all-encompassing. Many species are added to the list of poaching currently, but waxwing poaching is unprecedented and the species is doomed to extinction.

  • Woodpeckers of Barzok 2017/07/27

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Woodpeckers of Barzok are affected by asymmetrical pattern of development

    Most woodpeckers are tied to tree habitats but dwell on a wide variety of species of trees regardless of their age and size.

  • Whale shark/ photo by David Robinson 2017-07-24 10:57

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Whale sharks subject to harassment in Iran’s southern waters

    The whale shark is aptly named. Bigger than any other shark, it is closer in size to giant whales but it is the largest fish in the sea, can grow to 12m in length and weigh up to 12 tons. With its giant mouth and large gill slits, the whale shark is a filter feeder.

  • Desert monitor,Varanus griseus, photo by Mina Ezzati 2017/07/07

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Lizards in depth

    Over 4,675 species of lizard found around the world, according to the San Diego Zoo. Some sources raised the number and pointed to approximately 6,000 species. Lizards are found all over the world in almost every type of terrain. Some of them live in trees, some confined to deserts and some being in contact with rocks.