• $4m earmarked for Asiatic cheetah conservation 2019-02-13 21:51

    $4m earmarked for Asiatic cheetah conservation

    TEHRAN – A total budget of $4 million will be allocated to prevent the remaining precious species of Asiatic cheetah from extinction, through a five-year plan, deputy environment chief for Department of Environment (DOE) natural environment and biodiversity directorate has announced.

  • 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.

  • Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild 2018-10-20 21:50

    Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A leopard caught in snare, in northern city of Galugah in Mazandaran province, was safely released and went back to wild with no lasting harms, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • Cheetah cub wounded in car crash suffers irreversible spinal cord injury 2018-08-15 10:00

    Cheetah cub wounded in car crash suffers irreversible spinal cord injury

    TEHRAN — An Asiatic cheetah cub which had been wounded on August 7 in a car accident on Abbasabad-Mayami road, north-central Semnan province, has suffered irreversible spinal cord injury, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Neurergus crocatus spotted in Iran 2018-05-03 14:18

    Neurergus crocatus spotted in Iran

    TEHRAN — Neurergus crocatus, also known as Lake Urmia Newt and Azerbaijan Newt, has been spotted for the first time in Oshnavieh, a small town in West Azarbaijan province.

  • Back on the wolves' challenge 2018/04/15

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Back on the wolves' challenge

    Wolves are major predators and their main prey consists of wild sheep, gazelle and small vertebrates. When hungry they will also feed on lizards, vegetables, fruit, and even domestic livestock.

  • Kaiser's mountain newt among 25th edition of UN endangered species stamps 2018-03-13 20:36

    Kaiser's mountain newt among 25th edition of UN endangered species stamps

    TEHRAN — Kaiser's mountain newt, also known as Lorestan mountain newt, was among the 25th edition of the United Nations endangered species stamps unveiled on March 2.

  • Lorestan mountain newt 2018-03-04 07:32

    New Year pet trade pushing Kaiser's mountain newt toward extinction

    TEHRAN — The upward and disturbing trend of trading Kaiser's mountain newt, specially as the Iranian New Year is getting closer, is driving the precious species to extinction.

  • Bahram-e Gour protected area in southern province of Fars 2018/02/25

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Defenseless national land areas

    TEHRAN — The controversial directive from the Supreme Council of Environment on revision of national protected areas will definitely leave such regions in an exposed position.

  • Przewalskis horse 2017-12-16 10:18

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Zoos seen as saviors of endangered animals

    Zoos can effectively work together to conserve some of the endangered animals. Zoos have the necessary knowledge and experience in animal care, veterinary medicine, animal behavior, reproductive biology, and genetics to establish captive animal populations of endangered animals.

  • Houman Jowkar 2017-09-19 19:49

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    19 Asiatic cheetahs spotted in Iran in past 3 months: CACP director

    TEHRAN — Over the past three months some 19 Asiatic cheetahs were spotted in Iran three of which were females, Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) director Houman Jowkar said on Monday.

  • Environment chiefs of Iran from left to right: Eskandar Firuz,Taqi Ebtekar, Reza-Hossein Mirzataheri, Hadi Manafi, Fatemeh Vaez-Javadi, Mohammad Javad Mohammadizadeh, Masoumeh Ebtekar, Isa Kalantari  2017-08-20 19:36

    Environment chiefs of Iran in a snapshot

    TEHRAN — Since the establishment of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) in 1967 ten persons have taken over its presidency.

  • waxwing 2017/08/02

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Waxwing poaching in Iran on the rise

    Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Pardisan Park have been facing an immense number of wildlife illegal trades; unfortunately poaching and illegal trade is all-encompassing. Many species are added to the list of poaching currently, but waxwing poaching is unprecedented and the species is doomed to extinction.

  • ثبت یونسکو 2017-07-03 18:35

    Iran takes step closer to register new World Heritage sites

    TEHRAN - Iran is further moving towards possible inscription of two new sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list as it has recently submitted associated dossiers to the famed international organization.

  • Mugger Crocodile, photo by Mina Ezzati 2017/05/10

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Mugger crocodile as a wild beast

    The beautiful broad-snouted Crocodile kept at Tehran Zoo is a vulnerable species and also known as Mugger. The snout of this Mugger has expanded, this head-on view allows the crocodile to grasp its prey without getting any attention. Drought and also habitat destruction led to their population decline. Some individuals survive today primarily in captivity. Lack of awareness about their place in the web of life were pushed species such as Muggers to the brink of extinction.

  • Persian fallow deer delivers twins at Tehran zoo 2017-04-27 13:33

    Persian fallow deer delivers twins at Tehran zoo

    TEHRAN — A Persian fallow deer living in captivity at Tehran Zoological Garden, also known as Eram Zoo, gave birth to twins for the first time in Iran, IRIB reported on Wednesday.

  • Mojtaba Ferdowsipour (L) Fadi Shraideh 2016-12-25 17:19

    Iranian envoy, West Asian IUCN director talk environment

    TEHRAN — The Iranian envoy to Jordan, Mojtaba Ferdowsipour, and the director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at Regional Office for West Asia, Fadi Shraideh, talked about environmental issues in Amman.