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  • Italian flamingos glamour of birdwatching in southwest Iran, tourism minister says 2022-06-25 18:55

    Italian flamingos glamour of birdwatching in southwest Iran, tourism minister says

    TEHRAN – Iranian tourism minister Ezzatollah Zarghami has said the Italian flamingos lend glamour to the birdwatching opportunities in the wetlands of Abadan, southwest Iran.

  • Finland seeks to rehabilitate Anzali Wetland 2022-06-22 17:05

    Finland seeks to rehabilitate Anzali Wetland

    TEHRAN – Ambassador of the Republic of Finland to Tehran Kari Kahiluoto has made suggestions for the restoration of Anzali International Wetland and its twinning with Finland's natural resources.

  • Iranian doc on Asiatic cheetah makes its way to ABU festival 2022-06-17 17:52

    Iranian doc on Asiatic cheetah makes its way to ABU festival

    TEHRAN – A documentary on the Asiatic cheetah by Saeed Aghaei is to be screened at the International Festival of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU).

  • Environmental Performance Index 2022-06-05 16:53

    Iran ranks 133 among 180 countries in EPI

    TEHRAN – The 2022 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) ranked Iran 133 among 180 countries on climate change performance, environmental health, and ecosystem vitality.

  • Sources of SDS increase year by year 2022-05-14 17:41

    Sources of SDS increase year by year

    TEHRAN – Over the past two years, the precipitation rate has been on a downward trend, as a result, sources of sand and dust storms (SDSs) have increased compared to a year before, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management has said.

  • Drought causes $107m damage to environment 2022-05-08 18:34

    Drought causes $107m damage to environment

    TEHRAN – Drought has so far incurred a loss of 28 trillion rials (about $107 million) to the environment, Hassan Akbari, deputy head of natural environment and biodiversity of the Department of Environment, has said.

  • Biodiversity 2022-04-30 17:25

    Wildlife genetic resources system to be launched

    TEHRAN – A system of wildlife genetic resources will soon be set up to properly exploit these valuable resources, Mohammad Medadi, head of the National Museum of Natural History and Genetic Resources, said.

  • Iran hosts 2m migratory birds in Jan.-Feb. 2021 2022-04-20 17:21

    Iran hosted 2m migratory birds in Jan.-Feb. 2021

    TEHRAN – Some 1,998,615 birds out of 156 migratory waterfowl and shorebirds migrated to Iran in January-February 2021, the head of wildlife conservation and management office of the Department of Environment, has said.

  • Migratory birds land in Ghouri Gol intl. wetland 2022-04-15 18:08

    Migratory birds land in Ghouri Gol intl. wetland

    TEHRAN – Ghouri Gol international wetland in the northwestern East Azarbaijan province is hosting flocks of migratory birds.

  • Revival of Miankaleh wetland on agenda 2022-03-11 18:24

    Revival of Miankaleh wetland on agenda

    TEHRAN – The restoration of Miankaleh wetland has been put on the main agenda of the government by the order of President Ebrahim Raisi, IRNA reported.

  • Wildlife population shrinking towards extinction 2022-03-04 17:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Wildlife population shrinking towards extinction

    TEHRAN – The entire populations of wildlife species are shrinking and the remaining populations will go extinct in the near future unless humans change their practices.

  • Iran to participate in UN Environment Assembly 2022-02-27 16:44

    Iran to participate in UN Environment Assembly

    TEHRAN – An Iranian delegation headed by Ali Selajegheh, Department of Environment chief, will attend the Fifth Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5).

  • UNDP supports efforts to conserve Iran’s wetlands 2022-02-23 18:27

    UNDP supports efforts to conserve Iran’s wetlands

    TEHRAN - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working closely with national and international development partners to conserve Iran’s wetlands.

  • Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari wetlands hosting 80 species of birds 2022-02-19 18:12

    Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari wetlands hosting 80 species of birds

    TEHRAN – Some 80 species of migratory birds have come to winter in wetlands of the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, Shahram Ahmadi, the provincial department of environment chief, has stated.

  • تالاب 2022-02-13 17:55

    Golestan wetlands grappling with drought, mismanagement

    TEHRAN - Alagol, Almagol, and Ajigol – the three major wetlands in the northern province of Gilan – have been facing drought and mismanagement over the past couple of years.

  • Lake Urmia volume up by 160m cubic meters 2022-02-12 18:32

    Lake Urmia volume up by 160m cubic meters

    TEHRAN – The level of Lake Urmia has risen in recent weeks due to increased rainfall, flowing 160 million cubic meters more water compared to the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2021).

  • Lake Urmia level drops by 59cm 2022-02-05 17:08

    Lake Urmia level drops by 59cm

    TEHRAN – Lake Urmia level shrank by about 59 cm compared to the same period last [Iranian calendar] year (March 2020-March 2021), Javad Mohammadi, West Azarbaijan province’s water company chief, said on Saturday.

  • Increased precipitation raises wildfire risk 2022-02-04 17:17

    Increased precipitation raises wildfire risk

    TEHRAN – Given that heavy snow and rainfall saturated the country over the past few months, plant and vegetation cover has been expanded which seems to be vulnerable to temperature rise, so wildfire risk increases during this summer (starting on May 22).

  • Wildlife population 4-folded in private sanctuaries 2022-02-02 18:10

    Wildlife population 4-folded in private sanctuaries

    TEHRAN – The population of prominent wildlife species such as the wild goats and urials in private sanctuaries has increased 1.5 to 4 times after a period of 8 to 9 years, Hassan Akbari, deputy head of natural environment and biodiversity of the Department of Environment (DOE), said.

  • “Environmental knowledge” being taught at universities nationwide 2022-01-29 17:02

    “Environmental knowledge” being taught at universities nationwide

    TEHRAN – A course called “environmental knowledge” is being taught in universities to promote public awareness of nature protection.

  • Iran in contact with international bodies to preserve endangered species 2022-01-24 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 2022-01-23 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.