Faranak Bakhtiari

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  • Clean Air Law ‘up in the air’ 2021-01-08 17:46

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Clean Air Law ‘up in the air’

    TEHRAN – The Clean Air Law, enacted in July 2017, was supposed to be a solution to ease air pollution across the country, but now, a few years after the adoption of this law, the air is severely polluted, as different agencies neglect their legal duties to implement the law.

  • Should we hand-feed animals or not? 2020-12-29 18:21

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Should we hand-feed animals or not?

    TEHRAN – Hand-feeding the animals in cold seasons has been controversial as opponents believe that it weakens their immune system and changes their habits, but proponents believe that it does not significantly affect the animals’ routine.

  • Iran tests first homegrown coronavirus vaccine 2020-12-29 16:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran tests first homegrown coronavirus vaccine

    TEHRAN – COVIRAN BAREKAT, the first coronavirus vaccine made by Iranian researchers, was unveiled and injected into three volunteers during a ceremony on Tuesday.

  • ‘Gardeners of nature’ in need of more protection 2020-12-27 19:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    ‘Gardeners of nature’ in need of more protection

    TEHRAN – Bears are useful to the environment, due to helping new plants grow, making soil fertile, as well as maintaining ecosystem balance, but these natural agents are not paid sufficient attention and are highly in need of protection.

  • Let’s build a partnership against epidemics 2020-12-25 21:29

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s build a partnership against epidemics

    TEHRAN – Today that newly-emerging infections are inevitable, as exemplified by the ongoing coronavirus posing devastating impacts on human lives, social and economic development; preparation is the most, if not the only, important way in face of new epidemics.

  • The statue of Karim Saei installed at Saei park in Tehran 2020-12-25 21:24

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Karim Saei, the father of modern forestry in Iran

    TEHRAN – Karim Saei was the first person who made great efforts to pass the Forestry Law to save Iran's forests from looting by invaders.

  • Civil registration in Iran turns 102 2020-12-23 16:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Civil registration in Iran turns 102

    TEHRAN – The National Organization for Civil Registration in Iran began its activities on December 25, 1918, issuing the first Iranian identity card for a girl named “Fatemeh Irani” in Tehran.

  • Christmas celebrations go virtual in Iran 2020-12-20 22:05

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Christmas celebrations going virtual in Iran

    TEHRAN – In the light of the global pandemic, Christmas is celebrated virtually, unlike usual gatherings, among Iranian Christians to prevent the COVID-19 transmission chain.

  • Iran ready to offer nursing experience to regional countries 2020-12-19 17:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran ready to offer nursing experience to regional countries

    TEHRAN – Iran’s experience on crisis nursing and nursing for the elderly is good enough to be shared with regional countries, Ahmad Nejatian, director of international affairs of the Nursing Organization, told the Tehran Times on Saturday.

  • Iran among top 20 Asian migrant countries 2020-12-16 18:04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran among top 20 Asian migrant countries

    TEHRAN – Iran was placed 16th among the top 20 Asian migrant countries in 2019, and the fifth top country by total refugees and asylum seekers in 2018, according to the 2020 World Migration report released by International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • Mismanagement, overexploitation threat Persian Gulf ecosystem 2020-12-15 18:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Mismanagement, overexploitation threaten Persian Gulf ecosystem

    TEHRAN – The Persian Gulf ecosystem and biodiversity are being destroyed due to mismanagement, overexploitation, and lack of supervision.

  • Subsidies should target environmental sustainability 2020-12-06 18:07

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Subsidies should target environmental sustainability

    TEHRAN – Targeted subsidy strategies can improve consumption patterns and trends toward natural renewable energy, which play a major role in environmental sustainability.

  • Soil depletion: a neglected issue requiring urgent attention 2020-12-05 18:37

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Soil depletion: a neglected issue requiring urgent attention

    TEHRAN – Soil is one of the most vital non-renewable resources that many organisms on the planet depend on, as it ensures food security of the nations; however, the attention paid to this valuable resource is not as much as its significance.

  • Law of persons with disabilities should be truly protective 2020-12-02 22:32

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Law of persons with disabilities should be truly protective

    TEHRAN – For the first time in a decade, a law was passed in 2018 to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, however, the question is, has it been effective and fully enforced by the related bodies?

  • Love for nature in Iranian baby names 2020-12-01 18:50

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Love for nature in Iranian baby names

    TEHRAN – Many Iranian names are derived from nature and are inspired by flowers and other elements. Being widespread and common in Iranian culture, this issue shows the importance of nature among Iranians.

  • Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19 2020-11-30 18:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Air pollution hiding behind COVID-19

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, air pollution has been marginalized despite being much deadlier, causing over 7 million deaths annually, while the virus has just taken less than 1.5 million lives worldwide so far.

  • Ominous shadow of hunting on Iran’s birdwatching paradise 2020-11-27 18:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Ominous shadow of hunting on Iran’s birdwatching paradise

    TEHRAN – Miankaleh International Wetland is known as the birdwatching paradise of Iran, but for several years now, uncontrolled hunting has caused serious damage to the region's environment.

  • Nature therapy with Iran’s impressive bird diversity  By Faranak Bakhtiari  TEHRAN – In addition to its great impact on the human psyche in today's stressful life, looking at birds and nature is like 2020-11-27 18:04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Nature therapy with Iran’s impressive bird diversity

    TEHRAN – In addition to its great impact on the human psyche in today's stressful life, looking at birds and nature is like a free psychiatric hospital with organic treatment.

  • Iranian mountains: a great place to see plants you never have seen before 2020-11-24 18:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian mountains: a great place to see plants you never have seen before

    TEHRAN – Iran is a mountainous country harboring an extraordinary vascular flora including many rare and endemic plant species in the alpine zone. The importance of mountain biodiversity for the whole of humanity triggers the necessary changes both in attitude and behavior required to secure mountain biodiversity and its genetic resources for future generations.

  • COVID-19: economic pressure plundering nature 2020-11-23 17:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19: economic pressure plundering nature

    TEHRAN – Rising economic pressures and declining public revenues since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak have caused profiteers and poachers to once again attack natural resources and plunder the environment to make up for their income shortcomings.

  • Traditional medicine comes to fight COVID-19 2020-11-21 23:46

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Traditional medicine comes to fight COVID-19

    TEHRAN – To speed up treatment, researchers have been searching for available medicine and therapies effective in treating coronavirus patients. In this line, some drugs were selected but none was a definitive cure. Now, traditional herbal medicine steps in to reduce the burden.

  • Gorgan Bay: a late solution to speed up valuable reserve’s demise 2020-11-16 18:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Gorgan Bay: a late solution to speed up valuable reserve’s demise

    TEHRAN – The latest assessment of the National Cartographic Center shows that more than one hundred square kilometers of the Gorgan Bay has dried up, and delay in finding a solution will accelerate the destruction of the valuable reserve.

  • Iran's demographic issue: fertility reaches lowest rate in 8 years 2020-11-11 17:31

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran's demographic issue: fertility reaches lowest rate in 8 years

    TEHRAN – The fertility rate in Iran has been declining over the past eight years, the lowest of which was related to the past [Iranian calendar] year (March 2019- March 2020) with the birth rate of 1.2, according to the data recently published by the Statistics Center.

  • Mining must not come at cost of environmental degradation 2020-11-09 18:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Mining must not come at cost of environmental degradation

    TEHRAN – Mining is among the most destructive activities in the environment. Although there are some laws in place that are intended to minimize the damage, they are not enough to prevent the irredeemable footprint of mining on nature, especially in cases where the regulations are difficult to enforce.

  • Water transfer projects: beneficial or detrimental to environment? 2020-11-07 18:33

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Water transfer projects: beneficial or detrimental to environment?

    TEHRAN – Iran inaugurated the first phase of a major water desalination and transfer project on Thursday aiming at alleviating and even meeting the urgent need of central arid areas for water, however, is it really beneficial, or is going to incur irreparable losses to the environment?

  • War footprint never fades away from nature 2020-11-06 19:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    War footprint never fades away from nature

    TEHRAN – When a war occurs, casualties and destruction come to mind first, while one of the main victims of this human phenomenon is the environment because the effects of war on nature never fade away and can be seen in the food cycle and nature for a long time.

  • World Cities Day:  COVID-19 brings communities into sharp focus 2020-10-30 16:56

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Cities Day: COVID-19 brings communities into sharp focus

    TEHRAN – The COVID-19 pandemic has further reinforced the key importance of communities in achieving sustainable development goals and for cities’ action response, recovery, and beyond.

  • More serious strategies needed to tackle pandemic 2020/10/28

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    More serious strategies needed to tackle pandemic

    TEHRAN – The difficult and progressive conditions of the coronavirus pandemic in the country and the high rate of mortality and infection necessitate a serious review of the management methods.

  • Italian Ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone 2020-10-26 09:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Italian envoy highlights role of art in commemorating healthcare workers

    TEHRAN – Italian Ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone has said artisans can play a great part in commemorating the healthcare workers who were sacrificed during the battle against the coronavirus.

  • COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity 2020/10/13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity

    TEHRAN – The COVID-19 outbreak caused many problems for the world, but in return gave the planet's environment and biodiversity a chance to breathe. The high mortality rate may be worrisome, but it provided us with the opportunity to think more about how we should treat biodiversity in a better way.