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  • zarif Yesterday 09:29

    Zarif urges regional co-op on environment

    TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called for collective efforts on Friday to be made by all neighboring countries to tackle environmental challenges. 

  • محیط زیست 2017-02-22 09:11

    16th Intl. Environment Exhibition to open on Friday

    TEHRAN — The 16th International Environment Exhibition will open at the Tehran Permanent International Fairground on Friday.

  • dust storm 2017-02-21 18:23

    Ebtekar urges Iraq to join hands with Iran to tackle dust storms

    TEHRAN — The chief of Iran’s Department of Environment has urged Iraq to take effective measures to get the grips with dust storms in collaboration with Iran.

  • Nature school in Pardisan Park, Tehran 2017-02-11 08:59

    42nd nature school opens in Iran

    TEHRAN — The 42nd nature school in Iran, stretching two hectares in area, opened in Pardisan Park, northwestern Tehran, on Wednesday, IRNA reported.

  • white tiger 2017/01/30

    By Farnaz Heidari

    White tigers attraction

    Tigers used to occur in Asia as far west as Turkey, and isolated populations developed into different subspecies. The subspecies of tigers consist of Bengal tiger (Indian), South China tiger, Malayan tiger, Indochinese tiger, Sumatran tiger, Siberian tiger (Amur), Bali tiger, Javan tiger, and Caspian tiger (Hyrcanian). The last three subspecies are extinct. Along with the Bengal tiger, the white tiger is considered to be the second largest tiger in the world after the Siberian tiger. But what is the white tiger?

  • Photo by Ada Natoli 2017-01-22 18:49

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dolphins, the most appreciated marine mammals in Persian Gulf

    The dolphins are highly social, intelligent animals. They form close, cooperative “friendships” with each other, and some individuals will even seek out human contact.

  • green transportation 2017-01-18 17:31

    Tehran taking steps toward green transportation

    TEHRAN — Tehran is gradually taking steps toward establishing green transportation in crowded neighborhoods by unveiling hybrid and electric vehicles and bikes.

  • Deputy environment chief Saeed Motesaddi (C) and Industry Minister Mohammadreza Ne’matzadeh (R) are seeing two electric motorcycles showcased on the sidelines of the conference. 2017-01-17 18:41

    Environmental protection, industrial development intertwined: minister

    TEHRAN — Protecting the environment and developing the industry are directly linked, Industry, Mining and Trade Minister Mohammadreza Ne’matzadeh said on Tuesday.

  • clean air 2017-01-15 17:43

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Green tax should help expand environmental infrastructure: official

    TEHRAN — Municipalities should spend taxes collected from pollutant industries to develop environmental infrastructure in cities, deputy director of Iran's Department of Environment Saeed Motesaddi said on Sunday.

  • deforestation 2017-01-14 17:10

    Administration assigned by new environmental protection laws

    TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament (Majlis) on Thursday approved bills, mandating the administration to ensure the implementation of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA).

  • air pollution 2017-01-11 17:49

    Altering school calendar, an escape route from air pollution

    TEHRAN — The persistent air pollution in metropolises of Iran has lately urged officials to discuss the possibility of altering school calendar.

  • Caspian Red deer 2017-01-09 15:41

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Compete by antlers

    Caspian Red deer or Maral is a famous subspecies of Red Deer. This subspecies is native in Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains. Once found throughout the forested areas of the Alborz and much of the Zagros (the last survivors were seen in the Arasbaran area about 50 years ago) and is now found only in the Caspian Region, particularly to the east in the Dodangeh Wildlife Refuge and Golestan National Park.

  • Robert Baldwin 2017-01-02 09:30

    By Farnaz Heidari

    How much we know about cetaceans of Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman?

    Unlike whales which are currently extremely rare cetaceans were abundant in the Persian Gulf. Some anecdotal reports of stranded whales have been received, usually without an identification of the species.

  • Persian Leopard 2017-01-01 18:54

    Hefty fine, insurance policy reduces leopard casualties in Iran

    TEHRAN — Increasing the fine for killing leopards by 16 times to 800 million rials (nearly $20,000) and insuring the animals against any possible threat has resulted in fewer casualties in Iran, IRNA news agency reported.

  • green week exhibition 2016-12-28 17:12

    ‘Green week’ international exhibition opens in Kish Island

    TEHRAN — The second international exhibition on promoting the culture of environmental protection kicked off in the Persian Gulf island of Kish on Tuesday.

  • Mojtaba Ferdowsipour (L) Fadi Shraideh 2016-12-25 17:19

    Iranian envoy, West Asian IUCN director talk environment

    TEHRAN — The Iranian envoy to Jordan, Mojtaba Ferdowsipour, and the director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at Regional Office for West Asia, Fadi Shraideh, talked about environmental issues in Amman.

  • Black Kite 2016-12-19 09:06

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Black Kite, the most abundant raptor

    Which characteristics make a bird of prey? Exceptional eyesight capable of spotting prey many kilometers away is the most important sense used by birds of prey.

  • ebtekar 2016-12-18 18:25

    Green, circular economy can help protect environment, says Ebtekar

    TEHRAN — Green and circular economies are effective mechanisms which can help protect the environment, chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said.

  • Ebtekar 2016-12-13 18:29

    Iran, Belgium to form long-term environmental partnership

    TEHRAN — Iran and Belgium inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at fostering full and effective environmental cooperation to form long-term technical partnership.

  • Basel convention 2016-12-03 17:45

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center renews establishment in Iran

    TEHRAN — Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center, an institution aiming at protecting human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes, extended its establishment in Iran for five more years until 2020.

  • climate change 2016-11-23 17:47

    Reneging on Paris climate deal seems unlikely, says Ebtekar

    TEHRAN — Reneging on Paris climate deal seems unlikely, Iran’s chief of Department of Environment (DOE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said on Tuesday, IRNA news agency reported.

  • Matěj Lövy 2016-11-20 16:57

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Secrets of long-eared owls in urban environments

    Of the eight commoner species of typical owls in Iran, five are residents, one is a common summer visitor (European scops owl or Otus scops) and two are mainly or wholly winter visitors (long-eared owl and short-eared owl).

  • masoumeh ebtekar 2016-11-20 16:55

    UNDP, UN Environment hold sand and dust storm side event at COP22

    TEHRAN — The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) jointly with the United Nations Environment held a side event on the sand and dust storms at Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, 2016.

  • planting tree 2016-11-18 02:44

    Arba’een green belt to help tackle sandstorms

    TEHRAN — Iranian pilgrims destined for the holy city of Karbala planted saplings in border regions of the western province of Ilam, hoping to help tackle the daunting predicament of sandstorms.

  • عباس عراقچی 2016-11-15 21:08

    Unnerved by a parched Iran, nuclear negotiator calls for hydro-politics 

    TEHRAN – Unnerved by the prospect of a parched Iran where internal and external conflicts on water resources would be unavoidable, Abbas Araqchi, who served as top nuclear negotiator with great powers, has called for a more active and creative hydro-politics. 

  • air pollution in tehran 2016-11-15 09:57

    Cars choke Tehran 

    TEHRAN – With the arrival of cold season a blanket of choking brown-white smog has descended on Tehran, Hamshahri Online reported.

  • sadeqi 2016-11-13 20:59

    By Eshrat Mardi

    Hope bloc has presented plan on environment, MP says

    TEHRAN - The Hope parliamentary bloc has released a comprehensive plan which covers five spheres including protection of environment, MP Mahmoud Sadeqi has said.

  • water 2016-11-09 10:33

    Photo of the day

    A live mud statue poses sad by a globe, holding an empty paper cup in front of Tehran Wastewater Treatment booth at Iran's International Press Exhibition 2016 on November 8 (Tehran Times photo/Zeynab Rezaee)

  • environment 2016/11/08

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Zaitunia vahabzadehi, a real Persian tale

    Each known species on the Earth has a specific name which is called the “scientific name” of that species. Scientific names normally have two parts and in some cases, three. These names are considered as common points which allow scientists or even public throughout the world to talk precisely about their determined species of plants or animals.

  • Iran-Italy 2016-11-02 18:36

    Italian firm offers eco-friendly technology to Iran

    TEHRAN — The Italian power engineering company, Ansaldo Energia, has offered utilizing its technology to reduce environmental impacts of energy projects in Iran, SHANA news agency reported on Wednesday.