Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization

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  • 11m ha of plains require aquifer, watershed management 2019-06-15 21:43

    11m ha of plains require aquifer, watershed management

    TEHRAN – Some 11 million hectares of the country’s plains need watershed and aquifer management plans, so they must be prepared in this regard, director of watershed management at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Iran loses 12,000 ha of forests annually 2019-04-28 22:22

    Iran loses 12,000 ha of forests annually

    TEHRAN – Approximately 12,000 hectares of forests across the country is wiped out annually, an official with Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Soil erosion reaches 16.7 tons per ha annually 2019-02-03 22:26

    Soil erosion reaches 16.7 tons per ha annually

    TEHRAN – Soil erosion and pollution are the two major important environmental problems in the country, as some 16.7 tons of soil per hectare erodes annually, head of soil protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has announced.

  • Climate change rises wind erosion by 30% in Iran: official 2019-02-02 21:28

    Climate change rises wind erosion by 30% in Iran: official

    TEHRAN — Climate change, coupled with lower precipitations and wetlands’ dryness have brought about 30-percent rise in wind erosion in the country, director general of the deserts office at the Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Flood resilience improved in 1.5m ha of watersheds   2019-01-27 10:06

    Flood resilience improved in 1.5m ha of watersheds  

    TEHRAN – The Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization has enhanced the country’s watershed capacity to resist floods, 1.5 million hectares of which have so far undergone flood resilience measures, the Organization’s director for watershed management has announced.

  • 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.

  • $200m earmarked to watershed management nationwide 2018-09-17 00:23

    NDF pays $200m to watershed management projects

    TEHRAN — A total budget of $200 million from National Development Fund (NDF) is earmarked for implementation of aquifers and watershed management projects throughout the country, deputy director for watershed management at Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization 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.

  • Wildfire incurs loss of $13,000 per ha to forests nationwide 2018-08-06 09:52

    Wildfire incurs loss of $13,000 per ha to forests nationwide

    TEHRAN – Forest wildfire brings heavy economic burden amounting to 560 million rials (about $13,000) per hectare for the country, the commander of the forest protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Iran uses fire detection sensors, surveillance drones to fight wildfires 2018-07-18 09:58

    Iran to use fire detection sensors, surveillance drones to fight wildfires

    TEHRAN – Iran will use surveillance drones as well as fire detection sensors to timely detect forest fires and speed up extinguishing process, the commander of the forest protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • 20% drop in wildfires during spring yr/yr 2018-07-09 11:33

    20% drop in wildfires during spring yr/yr

    TEHRAN — The number of wildfires across Iran has decreased by 20 percent during the spring this year compared to the same period last year, the commander of the forest protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Maps for monitoring drought and crisis in natural resources developed 2018-06-30 09:08

    Maps for monitoring drought and crisis in natural resources developed

    TEHRAN – The National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center has prepared maps for monitoring drought and crisis in natural resources across the country, ISNA reported on Thursday.

  • Fire in forests in northeastern Iran extinguished 2018-06-23 08:55

    Fire in forests in northeastern Iran extinguished

    TEHRAN – A fire which swept through some three hectares of forests in northeastern Iran has been put out successfully, an official at the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Photo of a half-burnt tree in Golestan national Park, in Golestan Province, northeastern Iran, taken in October 2015 (Photo by Aboutaleb Nadri/Tehran Times) 2018-04-05 18:29

    ‘Wildfire during Noruz holidays unprecedented’

    TEHRAN – Wildfire swept through some 150 hectares of forests across northern Iran during Noruz holidays (March 21 – April 2), said an official with Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, noting that the extent of fire was unprecedented for the last decade.

  • The significant deforestation trend in Iran during last 7 decades   2018-03-30 17:23

    The significant deforestation trend in Iran during last 7 decades  

    TEHRAN – According to the most recent data published by Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, some 14.2 million hectares of Iran’s area is covered by forests compared to 19.5 million hectares in 1942, ISNA reported on Tuesday. 

  • Forest protection forces on duty during Noruz 2018-03-07 18:10

    Forest protection forces on duty during Noruz

    TEHRAN – Some 3,000 forest protection teams will be on standby nationwide during Noruz holidays, starting on March 21, to fight any damage to natural resources, said the commander of the forest protection unit of Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization.

  • A mine construction site in Rudbar, northern province of Gilan 2018-02-20 18:56

    Law adopted on selling national land area may endanger environment

    TEHRAN — The recently-approved law on selling national land area will seriously endanger the environment and jeopardize the integrity of the protected areas, according to the Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization.

  • desert 2017-06-18 19:08

    Iran, UNDP extend co-op on Carbon Sequestration Project

    TEHRAN — United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Iran Forests, Range and Watershed management Organization renewed cooperation on Carbon Sequestration Project (CSP) in Iran.

  • wildfire 2017-06-12 09:42

    95% of wildfires in Iran are human-caused: official

    TEHRAN — Some 95 percent of wildfires which occur in Iran are rooted in human factors, an official with Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization said.

  • Hircani Forest 2016-11-06 19:33

    Agriculture ministry bans exploitation of endangered northern forests

    TEHRAN — Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati has issued an order, urging the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization to stop the exploitation of endangered northern forests.