Faranak Bakhtiari

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  • Trawling: a catastrophe that must be stopped 2021-09-18 17:03

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Trawling: a catastrophe that must be stopped

    TEHRAN – The obvious violations of trawling vessels in the southern coast of the country in recent years, despite the dissatisfaction of locals, have posed a serious threat to the marine ecosystem, that must be stopped to prevent its irreparable damages.

  • Iranian cheetah in critical condition 2021-08-31 17:23

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian cheetah in critical condition

    TEHRAN – The population of Asiatic cheetahs in Iran is less than 40, which means that under the current situation and in the long run, not only is it not possible to maintain the species’ population and health but the genetic diversity will be lost and face extinction.

  • Borderless collaboration for a borderless disaster 2021-08-07 19:54

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Borderless collaboration for a borderless disaster

    TEHRAN – Sand and dust storms (SDSs) are blowing thousands of kilometers in and out of the national borders of 150 countries these days, and their statelessness necessitates negotiations for political intervention between several countries.

  • Rangers at forefront of nature conservation 2021-08-02 17:05

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Rangers at forefront of nature conservation

    TEHRAN – Environmental defenders and rangers are at the forefront of protecting wildlife, natural resources, and ecosystems, while sometimes sacrificing their lives to protect nature.

  • COVID-19 highlights benefits of breastfeeding 2021-07-31 17:16

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 highlights benefits of breastfeeding

    TEHRAN – Breastmilk is the best source of nutrition for babies and protects them against illness, disruption of breastfeeding can lead to a decrease in protective immune factors contained in breastmilk so that the next generations could be more vulnerable to future pandemics.

  • Nanotechnology development in Iranian agricultural sector 2021-07-26 18:36

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Nanotechnology development in Iranian agricultural sector

    TEHRAN – Agriculture is one of the fields in which nanotechnology has been able to develop, as over 50 widely used nanoproducts have been launched in the agricultural sector of Iran.

  • Thank you! I don’t need a plastic bag 2021-07-11 16:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Thank you! I don’t need a plastic bag

    TEHRAN – Plastic pollution is getting the whole world in hot water. In Iran, plastic bags have the highest share in the total 4 million plastic waste generated annually, so that, it is time to say no to plastic bags.

  • Land subsidence sinking Iran 2021-07-06 18:00

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Land subsidence sinking Iran

    TEHRAN – Out of 31 Iranian provinces, 29 are vastly subsiding and increasingly vulnerable, so that officials need to make urgent decisions in this regard.

  • Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges 2021/06/19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iranian hospitality for refugees impressive despite challenges

    TEHRAN – Over the past four decades, Iranian people have shown impressive hospitality and generosity to refugees, as the country is the 8th largest hosting nation for displaced people.

  • Let’s keep the world beating by donating blood 2021-06-14 16:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Let’s keep the world beating by donating blood

    TEHRAN – As developing countries expand treatment facilities and developed ones invent new medical measures, the need for blood and blood products increases daily, so that, with blood donation, we can save millions of lives and keep the hearts of many beatings.

  • Every child has the right to a childhood 2021-06-12 17:51

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Every child has the right to a childhood

    TEHRAN – Despite laws banning child labor, available statistics show that over the years, many children have worked in underground workshops, on the streets, or scavenging on rubbish dumps, while every child must benefit from childhood.

  • Environment missing from presidential debates 2021-06-07 17:22

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Environment missing from presidential debates

    TEHRAN – Low rainfall and water scarcity are among the major environmental issues that Iran has been dealing with throughout history. However, all the seven presidential candidates for the upcoming elections have missed out on environmental issues in their debates.

  • ‘Silent earthquake’ casts shadow over environment 2021/05/31

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    ‘Silent earthquake’ casts shadow over environment

    TEHRAN – Geologists call subsidence a “silent earthquake” because an earthquake is instantaneous and its effects are visible at the same time, but subsidence is the cause of environmental depletion and its impact appears gradually; which is getting a big threat in the country.

  • Half of endemic turtle species in Iran endangered 2021-05-23 17:47

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Half of endemic turtle species in Iran endangered

    TEHRAN – Iran is home to 10 endemic species of turtles, five of which are sea turtles, and all five are endangered due to human activities, oil pollution, and coastal degradation and development.

  • Biodiversity conservation, an asset to fight coronavirus 2021-05-22 19:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Biodiversity conservation, an asset to fight coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Loss of natural habitats is the reason behind the outbreak of zoonotic diseases so that biodiversity protection is a great tool to fight epidemics such as coronavirus.

  • Organ donation, a generous life-saving ‘gift’ 2021-05-21 16:53

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Organ donation, a generous life-saving ‘gift’

    TEHRAN – Organ donation is the donation of life to thousands of patients whose future is hanging in the balance, a humane and benevolent act that can prevent the death of 3,000 people annually in Iran.

  • population 2021-05-19 17:24

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Middle-aged Iran: zero population growth in 20 years

    TEHRAN – Iran, which is now called “middle-aged” with about 70 percent of the active population, is sounding the alarm about the declining trend of population growth and the upward trend of aging.

  • Fight against pandemic by healthy diet during Ramadan 2021-05-04 17:08

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Fight against pandemic by healthy diet during Ramadan

    TEHRAN – As the coronavirus pandemic is putting the world through a hard time, following a proper diet during the holy month of Ramadan is very important to provide immunity, energy, and nourishment and prevent health problems.

  • Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis 2021-05-01 17:19

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Immediate action needed to control water shortage crisis

    TEHRAN – A recent report by Nature Scientific Journal on Iran’s water crisis indicates that from 2002 to 2015, over 74 billion cubic meters have been extracted from aquifers, which is unprecedented and its revival takes thousands of years along with urgent action.

  • Persian Gulf National Day 2021-04-28 16:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Persian Gulf National Day: Let’s protect precious marine environment

    TEHRAN – The Persian Gulf is a valuable water body in terms of ecosystem and biodiversity, but has been affected severely due to different depleting factors. So, let’s mind its protection on April 30, Persian Gulf National Day.

  • Gando: the only crocodile native to Iran 2021-04-26 16:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Gando: the only crocodile native to Iran

    TEHRAN – The mugger crocodile, also called Gando in Iran, is a crocodilian native to freshwater habitats of the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan.

  • Engineers endeavor to change the world for the better 2021-02-22 17:47

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Engineers endeavor to change the world for the better

    TEHRAN – Iran marks National Engineer's Day on February 23, honoring the efforts and achievements of the engineers who are behind nearly any development to change the world for the better.

  • Women’s share of national budget rises by 61% 2021-02-02 17:23

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Women’s share of national budget rises by 61%

    TEHRAN – The budget proposed for women and family affairs has increased by 61 percent in the national budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 20).

  • Iran's achievements in fight against cancer 2021-02-02 17:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran's achievements in fight against cancer

    TEHRAN – The development of cancer caregivers and specialists, increasing the number of service providers, and implementation of early diagnosis programs, along with support by NGOs and charities are the major steps Iran has taken in the fight against cancer.

  • Iran among three countries with highest ICT growth: minister 2021-02-01 17:10

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran among three countries with highest ICT growth: minister

    TEHRAN – Iran is among the three countries with the highest growth rate in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the world, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, the minister of information and communications technology, has said.

  • COVID-19 shadow on Sadeh 2021-01-30 17:14

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 shadow on Sadeh

    TEHRAN – The Zoroastrian Festival of Sadeh, like other big celebrations worldwide affected by the coronavirus pandemic, was held in Iran on Friday with a limited audience under strict health protocols.

  • Is reproduction a solution to Persian fallow deer conservation? 2021-01-24 18:28

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Is reproduction a solution to Persian fallow deer conservation?

    TEHRAN – Efforts are being made to protect endangered species of Persian fallow deer which is reported to remain a population of 400-500 across the country, but is this really save the animals from extinction?

  • Education for COVID-19 generation 2021-01-23 17:28

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Education for COVID-19 generation

    TEHRAN – As the global pandemic lurches toward a second year, numerous challenges and threats are targeting humanity, especially the education of over 1.5 billion students whose learning has been hampered due to school closures.

  • 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.