Department of Environment

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  • Rare Corsac fox coming to the verge of extinction 2018-11-29 02:12

    Rare Corsac fox coming to the verge of extinction

    TEHRAN – The Corsac fox, a small intelligent hunter, having a limited range in Turkmen Sahara, northeastern Iran, is endangered due to habitat fragmentation and lack of safety, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  • Bird traps identified, destroyed in northern Iran 2018-11-21 20:17

    Illegal bird traps identified, destroyed in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 400 illegal mist nets for catching birds have been destroyed and cleared from some areas of Babolsar and Fereydunkenar in Mazandaran province, northern part of the country, the provincial department of environment (DOE) chief has said.

  • ‘Jazmourian wetland restoration, DOE’s priority’ 2018-11-20 22:09

    ‘Jazmourian wetland restoration, DOE’s priority’

    TEHRAN – Reviving Jazmourian wetland, the sole major water source of Kerman province, has become a priority to the Department of Environment (DOE), which is preparing several plans to restore the wetland, deputy environment chief for marine affairs has said.

  • ‘Only 15% of Tehran’s construction, demolition waste recycled’ 2018-11-20 22:07

    ‘Only 15% of Tehran’s construction, demolition waste recycled’

    TEHRAN – While some 50,000 tons of construction and demolition waste is produced in Tehran daily, only 10 to 15 percent of which are recycled and the rest is dumped or disposed, Mohammad Hossein Bazgir, head of Tehran’s department of environment (DOE) has said.

  • On verge of extinction: Cheetah killed in road accident in northeastern Iran 2018-11-17 23:19

    On verge of extinction: Cheetah killed in road accident in northeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – A female Asiatic cheetah lost life after being severely wounded in a car crash in Jajarm road in North Khorasan province, the provincial department of environment (DOE) public relations has announced.

  • ‘Regional cooperation, only way to tackle SDSs’ 2018-11-09 22:41

    ‘Regional cooperation, only way to tackle SDSs’

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) severely hitting the southern part of the country posing threat to human and environmental well-being, requires the cooperation of neighboring countries to be tackled, head of the international affairs at the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Proper waste management pose an ongoing challenge to DOE 2018-11-05 09:37

    Poor waste management posing a challenge to DOE

    TEHRAN – While proper waste management and separation of waste at source could help create many jobs and solve the country's environmental problems, the budget requested by the Department of Environment (DOE) for waste management has not been approved by the Majlis [Iranian parliament], the head of DOE’s soil and water office has said.

  • Masuleh Vilage, Gilan, Iran | © Roserunn/Shutterstock 2018-11-04 21:19

    Iran to nominate Islamic capital of environment and sustainable development

    TEHRAN – Iran is making plans for nominating a city as the Islamic capital of environment and sustainable development at the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), the deputy education minister for international affairs has said.

  • SDSs shut down offices, schools in southeastern Iran 2018-11-04 03:00

    SDSs shut down offices, schools in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Severe sand and dust storms (SDSs) hitting the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, has led to the closure of offices and schools in five cities on Saturday, head of Sistan-Baluchestan disaster mitigation and management organization has announced.

  • ‘Closing industries rather than schools would tackle pollution’ 2018-11-03 20:13

    ‘Closing industries rather than schools would tackle pollution’

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) planned to halt industries and activities emitting the most pollutants to contributing to Tehran’s air pollution rather than closing schools, during the second half of the current year (September 2018- March, 2019), Tehran’s DOE chief has said.

  • 4 natural sceneries nominated for inclusion in DOE list as national nature monuments, wildlife refuges 2018-11-02 12:16

    New nature monuments, wildlife refuges nominated for inclusion in DOE list

    TEHRAN – Four natural sceneries in northwestern province of Hamedan are nominated for possible inclusion in Department of Environment (DOE) list as national nature monuments and wildlife refuges, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • DOE chief Isa Kalantari in a meeting with UNDP representative Ugochi Daniels 2018-10-31 20:10

    DOE chief demands UN to cooperate on negotiating Hamoun water right

    TEHRAN — Over a meeting held in Tehran on Wednesday with the UN resident coordinator and UNDP representative Ugochi Daniels, Issa Kalantari, chief of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE), emphasized the need for negotiating with Afghanistan to discuss Hamoun Lake water right.

  • Leopard seen for 3rd time in 2 years in north-central Iran 2018-10-29 02:45

    Leopard seen for 3rd time in 2 years in north-central Iran

    TEHRAN – A leopard has been spotted for the third time within two years in Taleqan, a rural district located in Alborz province, north-central part of the country, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • Bullet-resistant vest mandatory for rangers 2018-10-29 01:15

    Bullet-resistant vest gets mandatory for rangers

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) has issued a guideline which obliged all the rangers to wear bullet-resistant vests during missions and while patrolling the protected areas.

  • Intense PM pollution haunting 5 cities in western Iran 2018-10-27 18:56

    Intense PM pollution haunting 5 cities in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Severe and large-scale particulate matter (PM) pollution heading for 10 times above the safe levels has affected five cities of Kermanshah province in western part of the country, the provincial department of environment chief has said.

  • air quality app 2018-10-14 21:16

    Air quality app now available on smartphones in Iran

    TEHRAN -- The Department of Environment has developed an application for nationwide air quality system, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iran outlaws private ownership of wild animals 2018-10-10 20:29

    Iran outlaws private ownership of wild animals

    TEHRAN – Iran has outlawed the private ownership of wild animals, including cheetahs, lions and tigers, and will fine or imprison anyone parading the wild animals in public, YJC reported on Wednesday.

  • Department of Environment opposes water transfer from Persian Gulf 2018-10-03 17:32

    Department of Environment opposes water transfer from Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN — With regard to the environmental conditions of the Persian Gulf, the Department of Environment (DOE) has taken a firm stand against water transfer from this body of water, deputy environment chief, Masoud Tajrishi, has said.

  • Govt. allots $3.5m to combat drought in protected areas 2018-09-30 22:22

    Govt. allots $3.5m to combat drought in protected areas

    TEHRAN — The cabinet of ministers has approved a budget of 150 billion rials (nearly $3.5 million) to fight drought and reduce its adverse effects in protected areas, the budget office director of the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Supreme National Security Council to weigh up agriculture around Lake Urmia 2018-09-28 21:39

    Supreme National Security Council to weigh up agriculture around Lake Urmia

    TEHRAN — The Lake Urmia restoration program has taken over the issue of agricultural development around the lake into the Supreme National Security Council, deputy environment chief Masoud Tajrishi has said.

  • Bill to protect rangers to come before parliament 2018-09-26 20:28

    Bill to protect rangers to come before parliament

    TEHRAN — A bill to uphold the rights of rangers will come before the Majlis [Iranian parliament], Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • Ovine rinderpest sneaks into northern Iran 2018-09-25 22:37

    Second outbreak of ovine rinderpest reported in Iran

    TEHRAN — Iran reported the second outbreak of the highly contagious ovine rinderpest over the past 6 months, haunting livestock in Taleqan county situated in Alborz province, north of the country, Tasnim reported on Tuesday.

  • Iran seeking UNESCO inscription for Hyrcanian Forest 2018-09-23 00:07

    Iran seeking UNESCO inscription for Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN — Iran is seeking to inscribe Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest), in northern parts of the country, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

  • Environmental NGOs to be provided with insurance coverage 2018-09-12 23:49

    Environmental NGOs to be provided with insurance coverage

    TEHRAN — The Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization of Iran will provide wildfire-trained crews who can suppress flames in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with insurance coverage, an official with the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • Leopards spotted for first time in Bakhtegan national park 2018-09-10 08:20

    Leopards spotted for first time in Bakhtegan national park

    TEHRAN — For the first time, three leopards have been spotted at the Bakhtegan national park in Neyriz city located in southern Fars province, Saeed Mahmoudi, the provincial department of environment chief has said.

  • Great concerns as bulldozers tearing down forest for building roads 2018-09-03 08:53

    Great concerns as bulldozers tearing down forest for building roads

    TEHRAN – Long stretches of roads being under construction in Savadkuh forest, northern province of Mazandaran, has raised great concerns due to causing severe environmental impacts and posing serious threat to the life of region’s rare biodiversity, ISNA reported on Sunday.

  • New wildlife rehabilitation center launched in Iran 2018-09-03 08:47

    New wildlife rehabilitation center launched in Iran

    TEHRAN – The first wildlife rehabilitation center providing care and treatment for animals has been launched in Alborz province, northern part of the country, Fardin Hakimi, the chief of provincial department of environment announced on Sunday.

  • ships to carry message of preserving Caspian seals 2018-08-18 16:57

    Iranian ships to carry message of preserving Caspian seals

    TEHRAN — Given Caspian seals, the sole marine mammals inhabiting the Caspian Sea, have fallen into a drastic decline pushing the specie towards extinction, Iranian ships in the Caspian Sea will display Caspian seal image, deputy environment chief for marine affairs has said.

  • Iranian zoos to be monitored online  across the country 2018-08-18 16:49

    Iranian zoos to be monitored online

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) will launch an online monitoring system in zoos across the country, the Department of Environment’s director general for hunting and fishing has said.

  • Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah 2018-08-18 15:51

    Iran, UNDP prepare draft for Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) have jointly drawn up the draft of the Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) phase III.