Department of Environment

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  • Environment’s share of national budget rises significantly 2020-12-29 17:43

    Environment’s share of national budget rises significantly

    TEHRAN – The national budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 20, 2021) has proposed 12 trillion rials (around $292 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) for the Department of Environment, a nearly twofold increase compared to the current year’s budget of 6.38 trillion rials (nearly $151 million).

  • Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature? 2020/09/20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Quenching thirst of arid plains or jeopardizing nature?

    TEHRAN – Transferring water from a basin to drought-ridden areas over varying distances is among the plans in Iran to quench the thirst of some provinces, while construction of such tunnels is inherently risky and can result in unpredicted events or irreparable environmental issue.

  • Govt. permit to ensure quality of agritourism in Iran 2020-06-20 18:38

    Govt. permit to ensure quality of agritourism in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran’s deputy tourism chief Vali Teymouri has said permits will be granted to eligible tour operators to launch their agritourism businesses, aiming to set certain standards in a move to ensure the quality of such services in the country.

  • محیط زیست 2020-06-01 18:41

    Sanctions hinder GEF to finance environmental projects in Iran

    TEHRAN – Unfair and unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States has hindered the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to finance environmental projects in Iran.

  • یوزپلنگ 2020-01-05 18:27

    Three Asiatic cheetah cubs spotted in northeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – Three Asiatic cheetah cubs have been spotted in Bardaskan county, northeastern Khorasan Razavi province, for the second time since the beginning of this year (March 21, 2019), head of the provincial department of environment (DOE) has said.

  • Does economic growth worth degrading the environment? 2019-07-03 19:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Does economic growth worth degrading the environment?

    TEHRAN – Although environmental consequences of economic growth bring about numerous reactions of economists and environmentalists, there is still doubt that environment protection rules and regulations hinder economic growth, or future development has dire consequences on the environment which does not worth it.

  • Action plans to tackle sand and dust storms to be completed by yearend 2019-06-07 20:28

    Action plans to tackle sand and dust storms to be completed by yearend

    TEHRAN — There are some 20 million hectares of sand and dust storm hotspots in the country and some are in a critical condition, so the action plans to fight the storms will be completed by the yearend (March 19, 2020), deputy environment chief Masoud Tajrishi has said.

  • Common water hyacinth venders sell carcinogenic 2019-05-31 17:24

    Common water hyacinth venders sell carcinogenic

    TEHRAN —Eichhornia crassipes, commonly known as common water hyacinth, which is being sold by vendors on the streets are carcinogenic plant species and their trade must be banned.

  • Asiatic lion in Eram Zoo 2019-05-10 21:59

    No plans for reintroduction of Asiatic lion: DOE official

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has no specific plans for reintroduction of Asiatic lion into the wild for the time being, Majid Kharrazian-Moqaddam, director of the wildlife conservation and management at the DOE, has said.

  • Iran, Turkey to boost co-op in environmental issues, waste management 2019-04-26 10:36

    Iran, Turkey to boost co-op in environmental issues, waste management

    TEHRAN – Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) chief, Issa Kalantari, and Turkey’s Deputy Minister of the Environment and Urban Development, Fatma Varank, discussed increased cooperation on environmental issues and waste management during a meeting held on Wednesday.

  • Tehran air pollution incurs annual loss of $2.8b 2019-01-31 00:42

    Tehran air pollution incurs annual loss of $2.8b

    TEHRAN – Air pollution brings heavy economic burden amounting to $2.8 billion for the Iranian capital, Tehran, head of the national working group for air pollution mitigation affiliated to the Department of Environment (DOE) has announced.