International Union for Conservation of Nature


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • panish Imperial Eagle 2018/05/11

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Put a price on endangered species

    One of the world's rarest birds of prey, the Spanish Imperial Eagle, was thought to be in recovery in the early 1980s but numbers have declined and now the species is qualified as Vulnerable (VU) necessitating comprehensive management plans.

  • 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.

  • Stephane Ostrowski 2017-11-27 13:22

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Conservation a ‘never ending’ effort as it confronts ‘never ending’ disturbance processes

    The Asiatic cheetah nowadays only exists in Iran where its survival raises multiple challenges. To prevent the extinction of this iconic cat species from its last refuge in Asia, it is essential to draw the attention of people and generate enough positive support.

  • 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.

  • Simon J. Goodman 2017-02-28 07:38

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Caspian seals encounter steep population decline

    Caspian seal are considered as a relict species that are now confined to the Caspian Sea. Seals has been the subject of major international controversy due to the harvesting of its attractive white pups.

  • Shadegan International Wetlands, Khuzestan Province, are a series of Ramsar wetlands. The ponds and surrounding marshes are fed by the Karun River and are connected to the Persian Gulf. 2017-01-29 18:25

    Iran to mark World’s Wetland Day in duststorm-stricken Khuzestan

    TEHRAN — Iran will mark World’s Wetland Day, February 2, in the proximity of Hour-al-Azim and Shadegan wetlands, southwestern province of Khuzestan battered by ferocious sandstorms year-round.

  • Photo by Ada Natoli 2017-01-22 18:49

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dolphins, the most appreciated marine mammals in Persian Gulf

    The dolphins are highly social, intelligent animals. They form close, cooperative “friendships” with each other, and some individuals will even seek out human contact.