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  • Lake Urmia restoration prescribed for Bakhtegan Wetland 2021-09-12 16:36

    Lake Urmia restoration prescribed for Bakhtegan Wetland

    TEHRAN – A restoration plan and model of sustainable agriculture previously implemented on the catchment area of Lake Urmia will be extended to Bakhtegan Wetland in Fars province.

  • Iran working with Green Climate Fund 2021-09-06 19:18

    Iran working with Green Climate Fund under FAO support

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) is working with the United Nations Green Climate Fund (GCF), under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), to reduce the effects of climate change.

  • Webinar to discuss wetlands conservation and sustainable livelihood 2021-09-06 19:16

    Webinar to discuss wetlands conservation and sustainable livelihood

    TEHRAN – A specialized webinar on the protection of wetlands and the sustainable livelihood of local communities will be held by the Ramsar Regional Centre – Central and West Asia (RRC-CWA) on September 21.

  • Water donation plan begins in 4 drought-ridden provinces 2021-08-24 16:22

    Water donation campaign begins in 4 drought-ridden provinces

    TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) started on Tuesday a campaign for the fourth time with the aim of providing sustainable water in four provinces suffering from drought, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Caspian Sea level shrinks by 5-10cm on year 2021-08-13 17:58

    Caspian Sea level shrinks by 5-10cm on year

    TEHRAN – The average annual water level of the Caspian Sea has decreased by about 5 to 10 cm compared to a year before, according to the network information of the Ministry of Energy.

  • Heavy burden of environmental problems on Caspian Sea 2021-08-10 16:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Heavy burden of environmental problems on Caspian Sea

    TEHRAN – While we celebrate the National Day of the Caspian Sea each year, the precious water body is still struggling with environmental issues such as oil pollutants, sewage, and the leakage of petroleum products from the littoral countries.

  • Autumn 2021-08-06 18:16

    Autumn expected to be warmer than normal

    TEHRAN – Iran is expected to experience a "warmer than normal" autumn this year, as the temperature will rise by 0.5 to 1 degree, Sadeq Ziaeian, director of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to the Meteorological Organization has said.

  • Wetlands’ volume detected for first time nationwide 2021-07-19 17:57

    Wetlands’ volume detected for first time nationwide

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) in cooperation with knowledge-based companies detected the volume of wetlands across the country through a combination of aerial photography and satellite images.

  • Lake Urmia level declines by 30cm in Q1 2021-07-14 18:30

    Lake Urmia level declines by 30cm in Q1

    TEHRAN – The water level of Lake Urmia has decreased by 30 centimeters in the first three months of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21-June 21) compared to the same period last year.

  • High salinity of Lake Urmia reduces flamingo population 2021-07-07 18:40

    High salinity of Lake Urmia reduces flamingo population

    TEHRAN – The population of flamingos in Lake Urmia National Park has decreased by 30 to 35 percent due to the lack of proper living conditions, mainly as a result of the lake’s high salinity, Omid Yousefi, head of the wildlife surveillance of West Azarbaijan’s department of environment, stated.

  • Lake Urmia revival is gratifying: Japanese envoy 2021-07-06 17:30

    Lake Urmia revival is gratifying: Japanese envoy

    TEHRAN – Good measures have been taken to rehabilitate Lake Urmia and it is gratifying to see that the water body is being revived, Japanese Ambassador to Iran Ikawa Kazutoshi said.

  • Caspian Sea states to hold conference on climate change 2021-07-03 17:28

    Caspian Sea states to hold conference on climate change

    TEHRAN – The “Scientific Conference on Climate Change in the Caspian Sea Region” will be held virtually from October 27 to 28, with representatives from the littoral states in attendance.

  • Iran elected as World Ocean Assessment representative 2021-06-20 16:32

    Iran elected as World Ocean Assessment representative

    TEHRAN – Iranian scientist, Mehdi Qodrati Shojaei, has been elected as the Asia-Pacific representative in the second World Ocean Assessment working group, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Autumn rains likely to start later than normal 2021-06-15 17:29

    Autumn rains likely to start later than normal

    TEHRAN – Autumnal rainfall this year is likely to start later than normal in the country, hence the drought period will be prolonged, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, has said.

  • Environment missing from presidential debates 2021-06-07 17:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Environment missing from presidential debates

    TEHRAN – Low rainfall and water scarcity are among the major environmental issues that Iran has been dealing with throughout history. However, all the seven presidential candidates for the upcoming elections have missed out on environmental issues in their debates.

  • Flocks of migratory bird land in Chaldoran wetlands 2021-06-06 16:45

    Flocks of migratory bird land in Chaldoran wetlands

    TEHRAN – The beautiful wetlands of Chaldoran in the northwestern province of West Azarbaijan are hosting more than 50 species of migratory birds.

  • Alarm bells ringing: Persian gazelle facing extinction 2021-05-30 17:49

    Alarm bells ringing: Persian gazelle facing extinction

    TEHRAN – Habitat destruction and overhunting have reduced the population of 20,000 Persian gazelle to less than 500 in habitats of South Khorasan province, putting the species in danger of extinction.

  • Iran welcomes scientific cooperation related to Caspian Sea 2021-05-28 16:43

    Iran welcomes scientific cooperation related to Caspian Sea

    TEHRAN – Iranian academic and scientific institutions have always supported scientific initiatives in relation to the Caspian Sea, Kazem Jalali, Ambassador of Iran to Russia said.

  • More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 years 2021-05-26 16:43

    More drought predicted for Iran over next 5 years

    TEHRAN – According to the World Meteorological Organization's multiannual forecast, in the next five years, Iran’s average rainfall will decline by 75 percent, and the temperature rises by 50-75 percent compared to the long-term average.

  • Tehran, Vienna working on €400,000 of joint environmental projects 2021-05-26 16:34

    Tehran, Vienna working on €400,000 of joint environmental projects

    TEHRAN – Iran and Austria are working on 17 joint environmental projects worth €400,000, seven of which have so far been completed, ISNA reported on Wednesday.

  • “Biodiversity, ecotourism development strategy” conference to be held 2021-05-21 18:08

    “Biodiversity, ecotourism development strategy” conference to be held

    TEHRAN – A national conference on “Biodiversity, ecotourism development strategy” will be held online on May 22-24, to mark International Day for Biological Diversity.

  • Some $766m proposed to drought management projects 2021-05-10 16:21

    Some $766m proposed to drought management projects

    TEHRAN – A total of 3.2 trillion rials (nearly $766 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been proposed for drought management projects with the priority given to the immediate supply of fresh water in urban areas across the country.

  • bird species 2021-04-24 17:32

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Kish Island hosting 30% of Iran’s bird species

    TEHRAN – Kish island, stretching to 91 square kilometers, is home to 30 percent of the whole bird species in the country.

  • Let’s reverse the destructive trend of planet 2021-04-23 16:21

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s reverse the destructive trend of planet

    TEHRAN – It is the duty of each and every one of us on Earth to be determined to reverse the destructive trend of this planet. Having a healthy planet is not a choice, it is a necessity.

  • Wildfire prevention regulations to be prepared 2021-04-18 17:51

    Wildfire prevention regulations to be prepared

    TEHRAN – Due to the hot season and the increasing risk of wildfires, fire prevention procedures will be prepared and announced to all the provinces soon, Jamshid Mohabbat Khani, commander of the protection unit of the Department of Environment (DOE), has said.

  • Airborne imagery to study climate change in Hyrcanian forests 2021-04-11 17:02

    Airborne imagery to study climate change in Hyrcanian forests

    TEHRAN – The Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has carried out aerial surveys on Hyrcanian forests using technological advances to identify the effects of climate change, ILNA reported on Sunday.

  • Iran to probably face drought this year: expert 2021-04-03 18:20

    Iran to probably face drought this year: expert

    TEHRAN – Iran will probably experience drought over the current [Iranian calendar] year (began on March 21), as only four provinces out of 31 provinces of the country received normal rainfall last year, director of flood control at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization said.

  • خشکسالی 2021-03-12 16:56

    National document drafted for water management, environment protection

    TEHRAN – A national document for preserving water resources, managing drought, and soil erosion, and protecting the environment has been drafted by the vice president’s office for science and technology.

  • Major afforestation project inaugurated in Tehran 2021-03-07 17:50

    Major afforestation project inaugurated in Tehran

    TEHRAN – An afforestation project across one thousand hectares area of land around the city of Tehran was inaugurated on Sunday, IRNA reported.

  • Dam building in Afghanistan threatens Hamoun Wetlands in Iran 2021-03-03 17:02

    Dam building in Afghanistan threatens Hamoun Wetlands in Iran

    TEHRAN – Construction of Kamal Khan Dam in Afghanistan has caused Hamoun Wetlands to dry up and generate sand and dust hotspots, Masoud Tajrishi, deputy head of the Department of Environment (DOE) for the human environment, has said.