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  • Iran-Russia environmental working group holds meeting 2020-10-18 21:00

    Iran-Russia environmental working group holds meeting

    TEHRAN – Following a previously signed memorandum of understanding between Iran and Russia, the two countries held their second meeting of the joint environmental working group through a video conference.

  • Caracal Desert: habitat of the world's fastest cat 2020-10-17 17:37

    Caracal Desert: habitat of the world's fastest cat

    TEHRAN – From mountainous areas with scattered plains and hills to deserts with palm trees and sand dunes, all form part of Bafgh's protected nature. Let's get acquainted with Caracal and its wonders, one of the most famous deserts of Iran.

  • Northwestern wetlands hosting myriads of migratory birds 2020-10-11 21:00

    Northwestern wetlands hosting myriads of migratory birds

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the cold season, wetlands in the northwestern province of Ardebil are hosting tens of thousands of migratory birds, Saeed Shahand, head of the provincial department of environment, has said.

  • Dena biosphere reserve displays natural uniqueness 2020-10-10 16:24

    Dena biosphere reserve displays natural uniqueness

    TEHRAN – Dena biosphere reserve, located in the Central Zagros Mountains of Iran, is home to a vast range of plant species and several endangered and endemic mammal species that displays nature’s inspirations.

  • Tehran to host regional meeting on SDSs 2020-10-04 16:50

    Tehran to host regional meeting on SDSs

    TEHRAN – A meeting will be held in Tehran on Monday with representatives of neighboring countries in attendance to develop a plan for dealing with sand and dust storms (SDSs) in the region.

  • حیات وحش سمنان 2020-09-29 18:12

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Semnan Habitat where endangered species depend on to survive

    TEHRAN – Semnan province, hosting 16 percent of the country’s protected areas and 30 percent of the plant and animal diversity, is considered a refuge for endangered species, such as Asiatic cheetahs and Persian zebras.

  • 108 NGOs active in Lake Urmia restoration 2020-09-25 18:32

    108 NGOs active in Lake Urmia restoration

    TEHRAN – Some 108 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are working in three fields of environment, sustainable livelihood development, and surface water control with the aim of revitalizing Lake Urmia.

  • Arjan Biosphere Reserve: from terrestrial to aquatic life 2020-09-21 18:18

    Arjan Biosphere Reserve: from terrestrial to aquatic life

    TEHRAN – The Arjan and Parishan Biosphere Reserve, situated in the Zagros Mountains in the Caucasus-Iranian highlands, encompasses terrestrial as well as water habitats, where significant elevation difference creates a rich diversity of flora and fauna.

  • Coronavirus: Clean Cave Day to be observed under strict health protocols 2020-09-19 19:36

    Coronavirus: Clean Cave Day to be observed under strict health protocols

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Cave and Speleology Association has requested nature lovers and ordinary people not to enter caves on the Clean Cave Day, September 23, saying, this year the occasion will be observed under strict health protocols by experienced cavers.

  • First wildlife breeding center in North Khorasan to be set up 2020-09-16 19:14

    First wildlife breeding center in North Khorasan to be set up

    TEHRAN – The first wildlife breeding center in North Khorasan province will be established by a private-sector investor, Mehdi Allahpour, head of the provincial department of the environment, has stated.

  • UNDP, Tehran Municipality to enhance waste management co-op 2020-09-16 19:12

    UNDP, Tehran Municipality to enhance waste management co-op

    TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to enhance cooperation on waste management.

  • FAO, FRWO sign MOU to counter SDSs 2020-09-14 18:25

    FAO, FRWO sign MOU to counter SDSs

    TEHRAN – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) of Iran inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Sunday to eradicate sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots in the country.

  • Autumn seen with lower than normal rainfall 2020-09-12 18:30

    Autumn seen with lower than normal rainfall

    TEHRAN – Precipitation in Iran is expected to meet normal or lower than normal averages over autumn, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, said.

  • Constant supervision plan began to protect red deer in northern Iran 2020-09-12 12:00

    Constant supervision plan began to protect red deer in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – A 24-hour program for the protection of red deer is being implemented by rangers in the Hyrcanian forests of northern Mazandaran province concurrent with the beginning of the mating season of these animals.

  • Anthropogenic wildfire extinguished in Hamoun wetland 2020-09-07 21:55

    Anthropogenic wildfire extinguished in Hamoun wetland

    TEHRAN – A man-made wildfire burning 10 hectares of Hamoun International Wetland in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province was extinguished after several hours of efforts, the head of the provincial department of environment (DOE) said on Monday.

  • diverse ecological regions 2020-09-05 01:28

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Environmental features of Iran: take a look at five diverse ecological regions

    TEHRAN – Environmental features play a significant role in a land's biodiversity and richness, based on which, Iran shares five ecological zones with specific flora from the lowest to the highest.

  • Over 20 Asiatic cheetahs sighted in north-central Iran 2020-08-31 17:43

    Over 20 Asiatic cheetahs sighted in north-central Iran

    TEHRAN – Twenty-one Asiatic cheetahs have been observed in the north-central province of Semnan since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), Amir Abdous, head of the provincial department of environment (DOE), has announced.

  • Mugger crocodile breeding an untapped potential in southern Iran 2020-08-30 18:40

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Mugger crocodile breeding an untapped potential in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – Mugger crocodile breeding is one of the new economic projects in Chabahar port that can bring employment prosperity while preserving the environment in the southeastern region.

  • $152m more earmarked to Lake Urmia restoration 2020-08-22 20:43

    $152m more earmarked to Lake Urmia restoration

    TEHRAN – A new budget amounting to 6.4 trillion rials (nearly $152 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) will be allocated for the Lake Urmia revival, which will be spent on completing semi-finished projects, head of the Lake Urmia Conservation Program has announced.

  • Flamingos land in international Kani Barazan wetland 2020-08-22 20:31

    Flamingos land in international Kani Barazan wetland

    TEHRAN – Over 1,500 flamingos landed in the international Kani Barazan wetland, located in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan.

  • هامون 2020-08-22 20:25

    Hamoun wetlands restoration project started

    TEHRAN - The European Union and the UN Development Programme started a joint project in cooperation with the Department of Environment of Iran to revive Hamoun wetlands in the country over the course of five years.

  • SDSs generated by Lake Urmia hotspots reduced by 90% 2020-08-19 21:30

    SDSs generated by Lake Urmia hotspots reduced by 90%

    TEHRAN – After the beginning of restoration measures, the sand and dust storms (SDSs) generated by Lake Urmia hotspots has been reduced by 90 percent, even has reached zero in some critical areas, head of the Lake Urmia Restoration Program has said.

  • Gavkhouni wetland playing host to migratory flamingos 2020-08-18 19:45

    Gavkhouni wetland playing host to migratory flamingos

    TEHRAN – Gavkhouni wetland, where the desert and the river meet to create a pristine and spectacular view of the wetland in the heart of the desert, has opened its arms hosting flamingos and many other migratory birds over the past two years.

  • Wildfire burns 340ha of Miankaleh wildlife sanctuary 2020-08-17 18:28

    Wildfire burns 340ha of Miankaleh wildlife sanctuary

    TEHRAN – Raging wildfire burnt about 340 hectares of the Miankaleh wildlife sanctuary in northern Mazandaran province on Sunday, commander of the protection unit at the provincial department of environment has stated.

  • agritourism 2020-08-15 22:40

    Tehran to host online meeting on agritourism

    TEHRAN- Tehran province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Department General will be hosting an online meeting on agritourism on Wednesday, ISNA reported.

  • A dik-dik which is the world's smallest antelope 2020-08-14 17:11

    DOE opens Iran’s richest biodiversity museum

    TEHRAN – The richest and most important biodiversity museum of Iran has been set up in the Department of Environment (DOE) after years of efforts and activities of Iranian researchers, IRIB news agency reported.

  • 30 guidebooks compiled for environmental defenders 2020-08-12 19:01

    30 guidebooks compiled for environmental defenders

    TEHRAN – A collection of thirty books for environmental defenders has been compiled, eleven of which published as the guidance and training packages, head of environmental education center at the Department of Environment (DOE), said on Wednesday.

  • Persian fallow deer breeding in favorable condition 2020-08-10 17:43

    Persian fallow deer breeding in favorable condition

    TEHRAN – With a large population of 53, Persian fallow deer roam in the 55-hectare shelter of Dasht-e Naz, the most important breeding center for this species in the northern part of the country, so that the hope for returning them to natural habitat after several decades has increased.

  • Earthquake forms stunning lake in Iran 80 years ago 2020-08-09 18:42

    Earthquake forms stunning lake in Iran 80 years ago

    TEHRAN – Churat Lake, situated in the northern province of Mazandaran, was created in the aftermath of an earthquake in 1939.

  • Lake Urmia 2020-08-01 18:35

    Non-revival of Lake Urmia could cause $1,000 billion loss

    TEHRAN – Although Lake Urmia’s revival will cost around $1.5 billion, not implementing the revival plan would inflict a loss of $1,000 billion to the country, Issa Kalantari, chief of the Department of Environment, has said.