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  • Migratory birds wing their way to southern coasts of Iran 2020-01-21 21:28

    Migratory birds wing their way to southern coasts of Iran

    TEHRAN – About 90 species of aquatic birds annually migrate to southern Hormozgan province, which is one of the important wintering grounds for migratory birds.

  • Heavy rainfalls fill Jazmourian wetland by 80% 2020-01-15 16:58

    Heavy rainfalls fill Jazmourian wetland by 80%

    TEHRAN – Recent heavy rainfalls have led Jazmourian wetland to be filled by 80 percent, Marjan Shakeri, head of Kerman province’s department of environment has said.

  • Persian Gulf’s underwater museum: an environmental threat? 2020-01-13 16:35

    Persian Gulf’s underwater museum: an environmental threat?

    TEHRAN – An underwater museum has been suggested to be designed in the Persian Gulf to prevent coral reef habitats from extinction due to over-fishing and over-visiting, but the question is that do these museums cause threats to the marine environment?

  • Wild sheep breeding site set up in northwestern Iran 2020-01-01 16:57

    Wild sheep breeding site set up in northwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – A 10-hectare site has been launched in Maku Free Zone located in northwestern province of West Azarbaijan for breeding Armenian mouflon (the mountain sheep), ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • 20% of Persian Gulf’s aquatic species to be extinct in 80 years: expert 2019-12-23 18:46

    20% of Persian Gulf’s aquatic species to be extinct in 80 years: expert

    TEHRAN – Studies show that as the current environmental issues continue, by the end of the century, about 20 percent of native species in the Persian Gulf will be extinct and 10 percent of new species that might be invasive will replace them, coordinator of the Regional Organization for the Protection of Marine Environment (ROPME) has stated.

  • International Mountain Day: natural treasure must be protected 2019-12-11 18:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    International Mountain Day: natural treasure must be protected

    TEHRAN – Mountains have long been home to people and a source of freshwater, however, they are currently under threat due to climate change and overexploitation, so this is the time to take steps toward protecting the nature’s valuable treasure.

  • Iran’s two Asiatic cheetahs reach ‘the bitter end’ 2019-12-11 18:35

    Iran’s two Asiatic cheetahs reach ‘the bitter end’

    TEHRAN – Two Asiatic cheetahs, kept in captivity at Tehran’s Pardisan Park, have reached the bitter end because they have lost their ability to regenerate and should be returned to nature.

  • Adverse environmental effects may occur as Caspian Sea is shrinking: expert 2019-12-10 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.