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  • Iran in contact with international bodies to preserve endangered species Today 17:49

    Iran in contact with international bodies to preserve endangered species

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) of Iran is in contact with at least 10 international bodies with the aim of preserving endangered species across the country.

  • Jazmourian wetland overflows Yesterday 17:44

    Jazmourian wetland overflows

    TEHRAN – Recent heavy rainfalls have led Jazmourian wetland to be filled by 100 percent, Marjan Mirshakeri, head of Kerman province’s department of environment, has said.

  • Environmental houses, solar power plants launched to mark 'Clean Air Day' 2022-01-12 16:47

    Environmental houses, solar power plants launched to mark 'Clean Air Day'

    TEHRAN – Several environmental houses and a solar power plant have been opened in Tehran on the occasion of National Clean Air Week, Shina Ansari, chief of environment and sustainable development at the Municipality of Tehran has announced.

  • 150,000 ‘nature protectors’ to help DOE forces 2022-01-07 16:26

    150,000 ‘nature protectors’ to help DOE forces

    TEHRAN – Some 150,000 people are participating in training courses in the fields of fire prevention and control to help rangers of the Department of Environment as “nature protectors”.

  • 200 species of animals released in wildlife 2022-01-03 16:30

    200 species of animals released in wildlife

    TEHRAN – Some 200 wildlife species have been returned to nature since the beginning of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21, 2021) through the wildlife treatment center of Pardisan Park in Tehran.

  • “Breathing plan”: a savior to old trees, endangered forests 2022-01-01 16:51

    “Breathing plan”: a savior to old trees, endangered forests

    TEHRAN – A plan, called “breathing”, that banned any wood exploitation in endangered forests, has halted the cutting down of at least 550,000 cubic meters of forests annually or completely stopped the process.

  • Lake Urmia provided with 32% of water right 2021-12-31 17:06

    Lake Urmia provided with 32% of water right

    TEHRAN – Some 32 percent of the projected water right for Lake Urmia has been provided over the past water year (September 2020 – September 2021), an inflow of 1.1 billion cubic meters of water.

  • Two main enclosed water bodies shrinking 2021-12-29 17:54

    Two main enclosed water bodies shrinking

    TEHRAN – Gorgan Bay and Lake Urmia, the two main enclosed water bodies in the country, are declining to the extent that they will possibly dry up, Ali Soltanpour, director of hydrography and tidal affairs of the National Cartographic Center, has said.

  • 130 wildlife species in danger of extinction in Iran 2021-12-25 17:28

    130 wildlife species in danger of extinction in Iran

    TEHRAN – There are 1,300 species of animals in the country, 130 of which are endangered and threatened, Hassan Akbari, deputy head of natural environment and biodiversity of the Department of Environment (DOE), has said.

  • Algal bloom a colorful threat to aquatic ecosystem 2021-12-13 17:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Algal bloom a colorful threat to aquatic ecosystem

    TEHRAN – "Algal blooms" have negative effects on aquatic environments and bring losses to the fisheries sector, which is mainly caused by various factors such as climate change, rising temperatures, the entry of industrial, domestic, agricultural, and human effluents.

  • 50,000 migratory birds come to winter in Aras reservoirs 2021-12-11 17:21

    50,000 migratory birds come to winter in Aras reservoirs

    TEHRAN – Aras wetlands and reservoirs, located in the northwestern West Azarbaijan province, are hosting over 50,000 migratory birds during the winter, IRIB reported on Saturday.

  • مهاجرت پرندگان به تالاب‌های خوزستان 2021-12-06 16:51

    Wetland protection heroes to be honored

    TEHRAN – The annual program for introducing and honoring persons who have notably endeavored to preserve wetlands across the country will be held coinciding with World Wetlands Day, which is celebrated every year on February 2.

  • Public campaign launched to safeguard Zagros forests 2021-12-01 17:36

    Public campaign launched to safeguard Zagros forests

    TEHRAN – A public campaign aimed to help national authorities save the endangered valuable Zagros forests was launched across the country on Wednesday.

  • Wildlife population in Golestan National Park increased by 30% 2021-11-28 18:55

    Wildlife population in Golestan National Park increased by 30%

    TEHRAN – Some 8,283 urials and deer were identified in Golestan National Park at the end of the autumnal wildlife census focusing on herbivorous species, which is an increase of 30 percent compared to the same period last year.

  • Less freshwater inflow into Persian Gulf threats mangrove forests 2021-11-27 17:33

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Less freshwater inflow into Persian Gulf threatens mangrove forests

    TEHRAN – Mangrove forests grow in parts of the Persian Gulf where freshwater enters the saltwater of the sea and a unique ecosystem is created, but for several years due to reduced freshwater inflow, the unbalance between salinity and freshwater has been a threat to the ecosystem.

  • 75% of Iran affected by wind erosion 2021-11-24 17:53

    75% of Iran affected by wind erosion

    TEHRAN – Wind erosion has affected 75 percent of the lands across the country, Vahid Jafarian, an official with the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management, has said.

  • Lake Urmia volume increased by 30m cubic meters 2021-11-21 17:22

    Lake Urmia volume increased by 30m cubic meters

    TEHRAN – The volume of water in Lake Urmia has reached 2.48 billion cubic meters, which shows an increase of 30 million cubic meters compared to the last [Iranian calendar] month (September 23- October 22).

  • Southern Iran to host migratory birds in winter 2021-11-16 17:19

    Southern Iran to host migratory birds in winter

    TEHRAN – Migratory birds have started their wintering trip to coastal areas of southern Bushehr province, IRIB reported on Tuesday.

  • Desertification intensifies: will management policies be revised? 2021-11-14 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Desertification intensifies: will management policies be revised?

    TEHRAN – While Iran is facing an intensified trend of desertification, desert greening operations should be carried out across more than one million hectares of land according to the Sixth National Development Plan (2016-2021), but the progress has been much less than projected.

  • Property deeds issued for Golestan international wetlands 2021-10-31 17:49

    Property deeds issued for Golestan international wetlands

    TEHRAN – Deeds of property have been issued for two international wetlands of northern Golestan province to protect the wetlands and prevent land grabbing, Heydar Asyabi, chief of Golestan’s justice department, has announced.

  • Thousands of migratory birds wintering in Mighan wetland 2021-10-26 18:05

    Thousands of migratory birds wintering in Mighan wetland

    TEHRAN – Mighan wetland in the central province of Markazi is hosting over 6,000 migratory birds which have come to spend the winter, Zohreh Mousavi, head of the provincial department of environment, has said.

  • Climate change impact on drought intensification 2021-10-24 18:04

    Climate change impact on drought intensification

    TEHRAN – Climate change is one of the most important problems in Iran that can exacerbate drought and water stress, so it is necessary to make serious plans at the national level to address the phenomena.

  • Bird paradise of Iran 2021-10-17 18:01

    Bird paradise of Iran comes to life again

    TEHRAN – Kani Barazan wetland, being lost by 70 percent, has been revived by releasing water from the Mahabad River and is once again ready to host migratory birds.

  • Lake Urmia shrinks by 61cm 2021-10-16 18:29

    Lake Urmia shrinks by 61cm

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia level has decreased by about 61 cm compared to last [Iranian calendar] year (March 2020-March 2021), Mehran Nazari, West Azarbaijan province’s department of environment chief, said on Saturday.

  • Myriads of migratory birds flying over Gilan province 2021-10-11 17:59

    Myriads of migratory birds flying over Gilan province

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

  • Mazandaran wetlands hosting first flocks of migratory birds 2021-09-28 17:45

    Mazandaran wetlands hosting first flocks of migratory birds

    TEHRAN – The first group of migratory birds from Siberia have landed in the wetlands of northern Mazandaran province to spend the winter.

  • 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.