Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization

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  • Department of environment’s budget nearly doubled 2019-12-10 15:56

    Department of environment’s budget nearly doubled

    TEHRAN – The national budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 20, 2020) has proposed 6.38 trillion rials (around $151 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 3.73 trillion rials (nearly $88 million), ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • 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.