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  • Adverse environmental effects may occur as Caspian Sea is shrinking: expert Yesterday 15:55

    Adverse environmental effects may occur as Caspian Sea is shrinking: expert

    TEHRAN – Caspian Sea water level is shrinking and, if the trend continues, adverse environmental consequences may occur in the coastal areas of the country, Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) director has warned.

  • 55m saplings to be planted in Iran within 4 months 2019-12-09 19:27

    55m saplings to be planted in Iran within 4 months

    TEHRAN – A campaign to plant 14 million saplings in a week kicked off in Iran on Thursday under the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWMO)’s wider plan to lead the planting of 55 million saplings.

  • International Cheetah Day: running fast toward extinction 2019-12-04 19:31

    International Cheetah Day: running fast toward extinction

    TEHRAN – Asiatic cheetah, the planet’s fastest mammal, are facing extinction as their population has dramatically shrank to less than 7,000 in the world over the past few years, with a small remaining population in Iran.

  • Tehran’s air pollution mitigation needs $4 billion 2019-12-04 19:27

    Tehran’s air pollution mitigation needs $4 billion

    TEHRAN – The Municipality of Tehran has prepared a comprehensive plan to mitigate air pollution in the metropolis, based on which a total budget of 174 trillion rials (nearly $4 billion) is required over the course of four years.

  • Iranian northwestern national parks share incredible biodiversity 2019-11-20 16:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian northwestern national parks share incredible biodiversity

    TEHRAN – The precious national parks of northwestern Iran are the most diverse of any in the country, differing from rainforest to wide shrub lands which share a great biological diversity, this time we will take a quick look at three incredible national parks located in East Azarbaijan province.

  • Tehran hosting international, regional conference on climate change 2019-11-18 16:24

    Tehran hosting international, regional conference on climate change

    TEHRAN – The sixth international, regional conference on climate change opened in Tehran on Monday with the participation of representatives from World Meteorological Organization and several countries.

  • ‘Poor waste management brings annual loss of $10.5b’ 2019-11-17 23:15

    ‘Poor waste management brings annual loss of $10.5b’

    TEHRAN – Poor waste management brings the country an annual loss of 440 trillion rials (about $10.5 billion), Hassan Pasandideh, head of waste management affairs at the Department of Environment (DOE), has said.

  • Iranian environmentalists to plant 1 billion trees in 5 years 2019-11-17 23:14

    Iranian environmentalists to plant 1 billion trees in 5 years

    TEHRAN – As long as deforestation is haunting the country, environmentalists have decided to join hands and plant one billion trees during the next five years, IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.

  • Camera traps picture Persian leopard in western Iran 2019-11-17 19:49

    Camera traps picture Persian leopard in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Camera traps captured photos of a Persian leopard in Khorram Abad, western Lorestan province, Mehrdad Fathi Beiranvand, provincial department of environment chief has said.

  • Traps picture Persian leopard in northwestern Iran 2019-11-16 16:48

    Persian leopard appeared on camera trap in northwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – A photo of a Persian leopard was recorded by a camera trap in the western part of Alamut hunting restricted area, located in northwestern Qazvin province, Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

  • First flock of white pelicans landed in Kani Barazan wetland 2019-11-11 18:14

    First flock of white pelicans landed in Kani Barazan wetland

    TEHRAN – The first group of white pelicans, amounting to 150, have flown to the Kani Barazan wetland, located in northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.

  • Migratory birds arrive in Gulf of Gorgan, Ashuradeh Island 2019-11-10 18:28

    Migratory birds arrive in Gulf of Gorgan, Ashuradeh Island

    TEHRAN – The Gulf of Gorgan, the largest Gulf in the Caspian Sea in northern Iran, is hosting flocks of migratory birds once again which have flown long distances to spend the cold season.

  • Flood hits 5 provinces, leaving 2 dead 2019-11-02 17:02

    Flood hits 5 provinces, leaving 2 dead

    TEHRAN – Torrential rain has triggered flooding in 5 provinces of the country, claiming two lives so far, head of Rescue and Relief Organization Morteza Salimi said.

  • Migratory birds return to Shadegan wetland 2019-10-30 19:22

    Migratory birds return to Shadegan wetland

    TEHRAN – Shadegan wetland in southwestern province of Khuzestan has come back to life by heavy rainfall and is now hosting flocks of migratory birds, Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • FAO warn of climate change impacts on land use, food security in Asia-Pacific 2019-10-29 18:45

    FAO warn of climate change impacts on land use, food security in Asia-Pacific

    Asia’s vast landmass and growing cities are warming faster than the global average and that will have a disproportional impact on food security and livelihoods for billions of people across the region, FAO and its UN partners warned today.

  • Last Siberian crane wings its way back to Iran 2019-10-21 17:48

    Last Siberian crane wings its way back to Iran

    TEHRAN – The last remaining western Siberian crane, called ‘Omid’ (meaning Hope in Persian), has returned to Iran once again to spend the winter but one month earlier than the previous years, IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

  • Tehran to host Climathon 2019 2019-10-20 19:31

    Tehran to host Climathon 2019

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality plans to hold programs in line with Climathon 2019 on October 24-25, looking for optimal solutions for issues such as air pollution and waste management.

  • Zagros forest protection plan being implemented 2019-10-15 21:04

    Zagros forest protection plan being implemented

    TEHRAN – A plan to protect Zagros forest is being implemented through which nearly 100,000 hectares of the forest will be covered with seedlings, Khalil Aqaei, head of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has announced.

  • Mighan wetland hosts migratory birds once again 2019-10-15 20:23

    Mighan wetland hosts migratory birds once again

    TEHRAN – Mighan wetland in central province of Markazi has returned back to life due to above normal rainfall and is now home to flocks of migratory birds which come to spend the winter, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  • Lake Urmia 2019-10-11 11:01

    $47m earmarked for Lake Urmia restoration

    TEHRAN – A total budget of 2 trillion rials (nearly $47 million) was approved to be allocated to the Lake Urmia restoration program, government spokesman Ali Rabiei said on Wednesday.

  • پلنگ ایرانی 2019-10-01 11:57

    By Jamshid Parchizadeh

    Persian leopard’s global range

    The Persian leopard is classed as “Endangered” on the Red List of the “International Union for Conservation of Nature” with an estimated population size of 871 to 1,290 individuals. It occurs: 1) throughout Iran, 2) southern Turkmenistan, 3) parts of Afghanistan, 4) northwestern and southern Azerbaijan, 5) northeastern Iraq, 6) southwestern Dagestan in the Russian Federation, 7) southern and southwestern Armenia, 8) eastern and southeastern Turkey, 9) eastern and southeastern Georgia, 10) parts of Pakistan, 11) small parts of Tajikistan, and 12) probably small parts of Uzbekistan.

  • Ecosystem management best way to protect forests: expert 2019-09-30 18:20

    Ecosystem management best way to protect forests: expert

    TEHRAN – Ecosystem management is the best way to protect forests, land, water and biological resources, Ahmad Nouhegar, University of Tehran faculty member, has said.

  • Lake Urmia water level on the rise 2019-09-25 19:00

    Lake Urmia water level on the rise

    TEHRAN – The level of water at Lake Urmia increased by 1.04 centimeters on Tuesday compared to the same day last year, according to the studies conducted by the Lake Urmia conservation program committee.

  • Tehran joins European Mobility Week campaign 2019-09-25 13:27

    Tehran joins European Mobility Week campaign

    TEHRAN – The Municipality of Tehran has joined the European Mobility Week campaign to enhance sustainable transport policies, ISNA news agency reported.

  • Flocks of migratory birds came to winter in northern Iran 2019-09-18 23:48

    Flocks of migratory birds came to winter in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – The first group of migratory birds landed in northern Mazandaran province to spend the winter, director for the provincial department of environment (DOE) has said.

  • world ozone day 2019-09-16 18:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Ozone Day: Iran well rid of ozone-depleting emissions

    TEHRAN – Iran has reduced 9,800 tons of ozone-destroying emissions over the past 26 years as part of its commitment to the Montreal Protocol, phasing out the chemical substances responsible for ozone layer depletion while making efforts to cut another 2,000 tons.

  • Efforts being made to preserve endangered Buxus hyrcana 2019-09-02 19:55

    Efforts being made to preserve endangered Buxus hyrcana

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) and the Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization are taking measures to preserve Buxus hyrcana which are dying owing to pests and diseases, Hamid Zohrabi, deputy DOE chief has announced.

  • Asiatic cheetah 2019-08-31 19:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will the world’s fastest Asiatic cheetah outrun extinction?

    TEHRAN – Although Iran is the only country which can save the precious species from disappearance, conservation projects fall into a single solution of captive-breeding. Cheetah’s captive-breeding is not necessarily an inefficient plan, nonetheless concerns come up from recent unsuccessful projects. Will the endangered beauty surpass its unknown fate and escape extinction?

  • Human-started fire extinguished in Anzali wetland 2019-08-31 19:33

    Anthropogenic fire extinguished in Anzali wetland

    TEHRAN – A fire that had been reportedly started by humans in northern Anzali wetland on Friday was successfully put out, ISNA news agency reported. Covering more than 19,000 hectares, Anzali wetland is located near the northern port city of Bandar Anzali, neighboring the Caspian Sea.

  • Bear cubs shot dead in southwestern Iran 2019-08-31 19:28

    Bear cubs shot dead in southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – Two bear cubs were found dead at a landfill site in Dena county, southwestern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, the provincial department of environment (DOE) chief has announced.