Miankaleh

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  • Botulism kills 10,000 birds in Miankaleh peninsula, Gorgan Bay 2021-02-23 17:05

    Botulism kills 10,000 birds in Miankaleh peninsula, Gorgan Bay

    TEHRAN – Some 10,000 bodies of lifeless migratory birds died as a result of botulism poisoning have been found so far around the Miankaleh peninsula and Gorgan Bay, located in the extreme south-eastern part of the Caspian Sea.

  • Ominous shadow of hunting on Iran’s birdwatching paradise 2020-11-27 18:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Ominous shadow of hunting on Iran’s birdwatching paradise

    TEHRAN – Miankaleh International Wetland is known as the birdwatching paradise of Iran, but for several years now, uncontrolled hunting has caused serious damage to the region's environment.

  • Wildfire burns 340ha of Miankaleh wildlife sanctuary 2020-08-17 18:28

    Wildfire burns 340ha of Miankaleh wildlife sanctuary

    TEHRAN – Raging wildfire burnt about 340 hectares of the Miankaleh wildlife sanctuary in northern Mazandaran province on Sunday, commander of the protection unit at the provincial department of environment has stated.

  • Migratory birds death in Miankaleh wetland 2020-02-07 15:01

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    End of the line for Iran's bird-watching paradise?

    TEHRAN – Miankaleh international wetland has recently witnessed the death of over 13,000 migratory birds. Although veterinary organization announced that the birds have been killed due to the “botulinum toxin”, some environmentalists believe that water pollution and other factors that have not yet been investigated have caused unprecedented bird mortality in the area.

  • Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, is a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. 2019-12-18 18:52

    Birdwatching can propel tourism growth in Caspian Sea island

    TEHRAN – Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, and its surrounding wetlands constitute a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. However, birdwatching has remained somehow an untapped potential for tourism growth in the coastal region.

  • ‘Miankaleh peninsula under serious threats’ 2019-08-14 17:24

    ‘Miankaleh peninsula under serious threats’

    TEHRAN – Miankaleh peninsula may not be disappearing, but the lack of fresh water resources makes is highly vulnerable and at risk, Masoud Baqerzadeh Karimi, deputy director for the natural habitat and environment affairs at the Department of Environment has warned.

  • Whooper swans come to northern Iran two weeks earlier 2018-12-08 23:01

    Whooper swans come to northern Iran two weeks earlier

    TEHRAN – Whooper swans, the last group of migratory birds spending winter in northern Iran, landed in Miankaleh wetland in eastern part of Mazandaran province two weeks earlier, deputy director for the provincial department of environment (DOE) has said.

  • Miankaleh peninsula 2018-05-09 20:27

    Miankaleh peninsula faces serious risk of disappearing

    TEHRAN — Miankaleh peninsula, one of the richest ecological havens in West Asia and perhaps in the whole world, is seriously threatened as unsustainable development and conversion continue to pose major threats to its wetlands.