Caspian Sea

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  • Foreign arrivals in Mazandaran surge 38 percent 2020-01-14 19:13

    Foreign arrivals in Mazandaran surge 38 percent

    TEHRAN – The number of foreign visitors arriving in Iran’s northern Mazandaran province surged 38 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019), compared with the same period last year, provincial deputy tourism chief has said.

  • 22 tourism projects worth $60m inaugurated in Mazandaran 2020-01-13 21:45

    22 tourism projects worth $60m inaugurated in Mazandaran

    TEHRAN – A total of twenty two tourism projects, worth 2,515 billion rials (some $60 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) have been inaugurated in northern Mazandaran province during the first nine months of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019).

  • Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared 2019-12-30 19:23

    Coastal, forest tourism development plan being prepared

    TEHRAN – The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts is preparing a comprehensive plan for developing tourism around coastal areas and forests in the country.

  • Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, is a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. 2019-12-18 18:52

    Birdwatching can propel tourism growth in Caspian Sea island

    TEHRAN – Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, and its surrounding wetlands constitute a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. However, birdwatching has remained somehow an untapped potential for tourism growth in the coastal region.

  • Travelers visit the historical Rudkhan castle in Gilan province, northern Iran. 2019-12-13 18:12

    Gilan province selected to start Iran’s comprehensive tourism plan

    TEHRAN – The northern province of Gilan has been selected as the first province to start the country’s comprehensive tourism plan, which is to be developed under the auspices of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

  • The magic of falling autumn leaves is a delight to the eye in the prehistoric Hyrcanian Forest, Golestan province, northern Iran, December 1, 2019. 2019-12-10 21:15

    President Rouhani invited to Hyrcanian Forest World Heritage celebration

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has been invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate registration of Hyrcanian Forest as a UNESCO World Heritage.

  • Khanzadi 2019-12-10 17:28

    Iran, Caspian Sea littoral states to stage naval drill in near future 

    TEHRAN - The Iranian Navy commander has announced that his forces and navies from the Caspian Sea littoral states will stage a joint drill in the near future to enhance their cooperation to counter possible threats. 

  • 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.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest) that spans from the south of Azerbaijan to about 850 km eastward to the Iranian provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan. 2019-11-29 18:48

    Iran’s prehistoric Hyrcanian Forest still unknown to many

    TEHRAN – Iran’s UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest), dating back some 50 million years, is a unique place that is still unknown to many.

  • Travelers tour the Anzali wetland in northern Iran. 2019-11-22 17:57

    Anzali hosts over five million travelers in H1

    TEHRAN – Over five million travelers visited Iran’s Bandar-e Anzali, a port city located in the northern Gilan province, during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019).

  • New postal stamp marks UNESCO’s designation of Hyrcanian Forest 2019-11-13 19:55

    New postal stamp marks UNESCO’s designation of Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – Iran has issued a new commemorative postal stamp to mark UNESCO’s designation of Hyrcanian Forest, which form a green arc of jungle, separated from the Caucasus to the west and from semi-desert areas to the east.

  • 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.

  • Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran 2019-11-09 19:31

    Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran

    TEHRAN – Amongst wanders of the nature is sudden climate change when you pass Iran’s northern Mazandaran province for Semnan in its south. Here the Owpart region acts like an elevated natural barrier, dividing lush jungles from the harsh, sun-scorched desert lands.

  • President Rouhani officially welcomed by Ilham Aliyev 2019-10-25 13:00

    Tehran ready to boost ties with Baku in Caspian Sea

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the Islamic Republic is ready to boost its relations with the neighboring Republic of Azerbaijan in the Caspian Sea region, noting that the two courtiers’ ties currently stand at a satisfactory level.

  • Fishing season starts in northern Iran 2019-10-22 14:57

    Fishing season starts in northern Iran

    Fishing season has just started in the Caspian Sea provinces of Mazandaran and Gilan, northern Iran. The fishing season starts routinely in mid-October and lasts for about six months. Roughly four thousand people in the two coastal provinces are engaged in fishing during the period.

  • Gilan province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 10% 2019-08-28 18:19

    Gilan province’s foreign tourist arrivals rise 10%

    TEHRAN – Foreign arrivals in the northern province of Gilan has increased by 10 percent since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), from the corresponding period a year earlier.

  • Caspian seals population shrinking alarmingly 2019-08-24 20:00

    Caspian seals population shrinking alarmingly

    TEHRAN – Caspian seals, the sole marine mammals inhabiting the Caspian Sea, have faced a sharp decline in population over the past three decades, pushing the species towards extinction, Davood Mirshekar, deputy chief of the Department of Environment for marine ecosystems, has stated.

  • On the occasion of Caspian Sea day: waste management atop agenda 2019-08-13 20:30

    On the occasion of Caspian Sea day: waste management atop agenda

    TEHRAN - Caspian Sea Day, annually observed by the Caspian Sea states on August 12, will be held in the city of Babolsar on August 15 with a theme of taking steps toward waste management in coastal provinces.

  • Jahangiri 2019-08-12 19:59

    Strait of Hormuz is Iran’s redline: Jahangiri

    TEHRAN - First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri on Monday insisted on the need for security in Iran’s northern and southern waters, saying keeping security in the Strait of Hormuz is extremely significant and it is a “red line” for Iran.

  • DOE plans to conserve critically endangered Persian sturgeon 2019-07-28 21:32

    DOE plans to conserve critically endangered Persian sturgeon

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) plans to prepare a plan to conserve the endangered marine species of Persian sturgeon, Davood Mirshekar, deputy DOE chief for marine ecosystems, has stated.

  • کشتی غرق 2019-07-26 21:16

    Iranian ship drowned off Azerbaijan in Caspian Sea, crew rescued

    An Iranian-flagged ship has drowned off Azerbaijan's eastern coast in the Caspian Sea, according to reports in the Azerbaijani media and local officials in Iran.

  • Summer festival to highlight rural heritage in Gilan 2019-07-10 19:29

    Summer festival to highlight rural heritage in Gilan

    TEHRAN – Gilan province is to hold a summer festival, which turns the spotlight on rural heritage, traditions, arts and architecture in the northern province.

  • Parliament defers Zarif’s briefing session on Caspian Sea 2019-06-11 19:44

    Parliament defers Zarif’s briefing session on Caspian Sea

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was scheduled to attend a parliament’s open session on Tuesday to respond to lawmakers’ questions but the parliament postponed the briefing session due to the top diplomat’s busy schedule.

  • Oman Sea 2019-05-27 14:41

    Iran establishes marine environmental data and information network

    TEHRAN – The vice presidency for science and technology establishes Iranian Marine Environmental Data and Information Network, Mehr reported on Saturday.

  • New tourism route to link inland desert with Caspian Sea 2019-05-05 20:33

    New tourism route to link inland desert with Caspian Sea

    TEHRAN – Iran’s tourism body is considering to create a new tourism route, which will connect an inland desert to the Caspian coasts, CHTN reported on Sunday.

  • Seafaring grows over Noruz holidays 2019-04-26 19:55

    Seafaring grows over Noruz holidays

    TEHRAN – The number of sailings in Iran grew by nine percent during the Persian New Year (Noruz) holidays (March 16-April 4) in comparison to the same period last year, said deputy director of the Ports and Maritime Organization.

  • Water transfer 2019-03-10 23:34

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Massive water transfer projects not to ease acute shortages but cripple ecosystems

    TEHRAN – Water transfer schemes looking attractive to many of those residing in drought-stricken central Iran worried about drought, not only does not eliminate water scarcity, but inevitably involves polluting the environment along with damaging agriculture, people’s fragile source of income.

  • ‘Water transfer from Caspian Sea not economically efficient’ 2019-02-26 10:16

    ‘Water transfer from Caspian Sea not economically justifiable’

    TEHRAN – Water transfer from the Caspian Sea in northern Iran to the drought-stricken central provinces brings heavy economic burden to the country, regardless of posing probable damages to the environment, former deputy Department of Environment (DOE) chief has said.

  • DOE not convinced to transfer water from Caspian Sea  2019-01-13 22:28

    DOE not convinced to transfer water from Caspian Sea 

    TEHRAN— Studies carried out so far has not yet convinced the Department of Environment (DOE) to transfer water from the Caspian Sea to central Iran, Parvin Farshchi, deputy director of the DOE for marine affairs has said. 

  • National plan for safeguarding Caspian seal drafted 2019-01-13 22:19

    National plan for safeguarding Caspian seal drafted

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) is preparing a national action plan on preserving the relict species of Caspian seal in cooperation with the responsible organizations, Mehr reported on Saturday.