Iran's endangered plant species

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  • Sahand: bride of Iran’s mountains with valuable biodiversity 2020-07-14 16:15

    Sahand: bride of Iran’s mountains with valuable biodiversity

    TEHRAN – Sahand, a volcanic peak and mountain range in northwestern Iran with 17 peaks with a height of over 3,700 meters, is known as the bride of mountains in Iran thanks to its abundance of plant species, grasslands, flower gardens, and pastures.

  • Hundreds of natural resource projects to come on stream 2020-03-04 21:04

    Hundreds of natural resource projects to come on stream

    TEHRAN – Some 863 natural resource conservation projects will be inaugurated during National Week of Natural Resources on March 6-13, Khosro Shahbazi, head of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWMO), has said.

  • Iran’s precious crown imperial induced riding an escalator to extinction 2019-04-28 10:33

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran’s precious crown imperial on the brink of extinction

    TEHRAN – The fascinating crown imperial (fritillaria imperialis), precious part of Iran’s botanical richness, is being pushed to the brink of extinction due to inappropriate herbivory, overgrazing, land use changes, illegal bulb and flower harvest, road construction, mining activities and drought.