Hyrcanian Forest

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  • Annual budget for forest protection doubles 2021-04-13 18:02

    Annual budget for forest protection doubles

    TEHRAN – Iran has increased the budget for forest protection by two folds in the national budget bill for the current [Iranian calendar] calendar year (started on March 20), head of the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWMO) has said.

  • Airborne imagery to study climate change in Hyrcanian forests 2021-04-11 17:02

    Airborne imagery to study climate change in Hyrcanian forests

    TEHRAN – The Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has carried out aerial surveys on Hyrcanian forests using technological advances to identify the effects of climate change, ILNA reported on Sunday.

  • Rich biodiversity: Iran shares five ecoregions 2020-11-23 17:54

    Rich biodiversity: Iran shares five ecoregions

    TEHRAN – Each region is defined by its characteristics that play a significant role in a land's biodiversity and richness, based on which, Iran shares five ecological zones with specific flora from the lowest to the highest parts.

  • درخت 2020-06-30 19:20

    Voluminous Taxus baccata spotted in Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – The thickest-ever Taxus baccata L. (European yew) in Iran, which is said to be one of the most voluminous in the world, has been found in the northern Hyrcanian Forest.

  • Hunting ban extended in northern forests for 5 years 2020-05-16 15:49

    Hunting ban extended in northern forests for 5 years

    TEHRAN – The ban on hunting in all areas and forest lands of the northern provinces of the country has been extended for another five years, head of Golestan province’s department of environment has said.

  • The magic of falling autumn leaves is a delight to the eye in the prehistoric Hyrcanian Forest, Golestan province, northern Iran, December 1, 2019. 2019-12-10 21:15

    President Rouhani invited to Hyrcanian Forest World Heritage celebration

    TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani has been invited to attend a ceremony to celebrate registration of Hyrcanian Forest as a UNESCO World Heritage.

  • A view of the UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest) that spans from the south of Azerbaijan to about 850 km eastward to the Iranian provinces of Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan. 2019-11-29 18:48

    Iran’s prehistoric Hyrcanian Forest still unknown to many

    TEHRAN – Iran’s UNESCO-registered Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest), dating back some 50 million years, is a unique place that is still unknown to many.

  • New plan replaces banned exploitation of endangered Hyrcanian Forest 2019-09-02 20:15

    New plan replaces banned exploitation of endangered Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – A new plan on sustainable management of Hyrcanian Forest and natural resources has been prepared; through which exploitation of the endangered forest will re-continue in line with sustainability, deputy director for the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has announced.

  • Hyrcanian forests to be equipped with technological support 2019-07-23 14:35

    Hyrcanian forests to be equipped with technological support

    TEHRAN – Hyrcanian forests will be equipped with modern technology devices such as camera traps, drones and fire-detection sensors, the deputy director of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization has said.

  • Hyrcanian Forest in Iran 2019-07-06 19:42

    Precious Hyrcanian Forest loses 25,000 ha annually

    TEHRAN – Some 25,000 hectares of Hyrcanian Forest in northern Iran undergo fragmentation mostly due to land use changes for agricultural and residential purposes, wood smuggling and overgrazing, an official with the national network for environmental and natural resources organizations has said.

  • ‘Further measures required to preserve forests’ 2019-03-06 21:56

    ‘Further measures required to preserve forests’

    TEHRAN – Iran's forest area is approximately 12 million hectares with 0.2 hectares per capita, which is one quarter of the world average, so attention to preserve the forest areas must be four times the global attention, faculty member of the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands has said.

  • Land use change a threat to Hyrcanian Forest 2019-02-15 13:02

    Land use change a threat to Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – Hyrcanian Forest in northern Iran has undergone a 15 percent fragmentation due to land use changes for agricultural and residential purposes since recent years, while it already has been suffering from pests and disease, an expert in the field of natural resources has said.

  • Arasbaran Protected Area 2018-10-26 10:36

    UNESCO experts in Iran weighing Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – A delegation of international experts has commenced assessing Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest) for its possible inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list, CHTN reported.

  • Photos are on display at the Hyrcanians, Eternally Green exhibition at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Historical Complex on October 22, 2018. (IRIB) 2018-10-23 18:31

    Photo exhibit promotes Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – “Hyrcanians, Eternally Green”, an exhibition of photos of the Hyrcanian Forest in northern Iran, opened at Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Historical Complex on Monday.