Iranian forests

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  • Wildfire burns 100,000 ha of forests, rangelands in 5 years 2022-03-11 19:31

    Wildfire burns 100,000 ha of forests, rangelands in 5 years

    TEHRAN – Over 100,000 hectares of forests and rangelands have been burned by wildfire during the past five years, Mohammad Hassan Nami, head of the Disaster Management Organization, has said.

  • “Breathing plan”: a savior to old trees, endangered forests 2022-01-01 16:51

    “Breathing plan”: a savior to old trees, endangered forests

    TEHRAN – A plan, called “breathing”, that banned any wood exploitation in endangered forests, has halted the cutting down of at least 550,000 cubic meters of forests annually or completely stopped the process.

  • Zagros forests to be rejuvenated 2021-12-12 17:39

    Zagros forests to be rejuvenated

    TEHRAN – A campaign has been launched to attract public participation for planting trees in line with reviving and protecting Zagros forests.

  • ‘Comprehensive protection’ essential need of Golestan forest 2021-11-06 16:35

    ‘Comprehensive protection’ essential need of Golestan forest

    TEHRAN – About 3,500 hectares of unique forest reserves in northern Golestan province, as the most important habitats in the country, are facing the challenges of lack of funds, illegal logging, and inadequacy of related laws and regulations, which are expected to be resolved by protection plans.

  • Over 180 forest reserves identified in a year 2021-06-11 18:41

    Over 180 forest reserves identified in a year

    TEHRAN – Some 182 forest reserves with an area of 410,000 hectares were identified and registered across the country over the past [Iranian calendar] year (March 2020-March 2021), according to a recent report by the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization.

  • 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.

  • Northern forests save 3.6bcm of water annually in Iran 2020-12-18 20:09

    Northern forests save 3.6bcm of water annually in Iran

    TEHRAN – The forests of northern Iran save 3.6 billion cubic meters of water annually, playing an important role in preserving the aquifers.

  • Annual reforestation in Iran twice deforestation 2020-06-06 17:37

    Annual reforestation in Iran twice deforestation

    TEHRAN – Annually, about 25,000 hectares of land undergo reforestation in Iran, which is more than twice the annual deforestation. However, the reforested land may not have the same biodiversity and vegetation as the original forests.

  • Ecosystem management best way to protect forests: expert 2019-09-30 18:20

    Ecosystem management best way to protect forests: expert

    TEHRAN – Ecosystem management is the best way to protect forests, land, water and biological resources, Ahmad Nouhegar, University of Tehran faculty member, has said.

  • 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 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.