Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

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  • Wetlands’ volume detected for first time nationwide 2021-07-19 17:57

    Wetlands’ volume detected for first time nationwide

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) in cooperation with knowledge-based companies detected the volume of wetlands across the country through a combination of aerial photography and satellite images.

  • روز جهانی تالاب ها 2021-02-16 17:38

    Tehran meeting highlights ‘inseparable link between wetlands and life’

    TEHRAN- On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of signing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, a ceremony was held on Tuesday at the Department of Environment to emphasize the need for protecting wetlands as they play a key role in life of societies.

  • تالاب 2021-02-01 16:47

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    Let’s just say ‘RAMSAR' wetlands convention

    On February 2, 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar, nestling between the Alborz mountains and the Caspian Sea coast, the representatives of 18 nations put their signatures to the text of a remarkable treaty. 

  • Conservation plan underway for 18 wetlands nationwide 2020-11-14 17:22

    Conservation plan underway for 18 wetlands nationwide

    TEHRAN – A comprehensive management program is now being implemented for 18 wetlands of the country, Ali Arvahi, the director of the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project, said on Saturday.

  • Wetlands: world’s most dynamic ecosystems 2020-11-09 18:23

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Wetlands: world’s most dynamic ecosystems

    TEHRAN – Wetlands are important features in the landscape that provide numerous beneficial services for people, aquatic species, and wildlife; so that is called the most biologically diverse and dynamic ecosystems of the world.

  • Festival of innovative ideas to help revitalize wetlands 2020-10-03 18:35

    Festival of innovative ideas to help revitalize wetlands

    TEHRAN – The second “festival of innovative ideas and products for reviving wetlands” will be held in Tabriz city on October 16-19.

  • Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project finalized 2020-06-21 18:14

    Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project finalized

    TEHRAN – The third phase of the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project, which outlines key strategies for the next five years, was approved as a document of joint cooperation between Iran and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

  • Hour-al-Azim Wetland seeking Ramsar site designation 2020-06-09 19:25

    Hour-al-Azim Wetland seeking Ramsar site designation

    TEHRAN – Hour-al-Azim Wetland is on the way to be registered in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 19, 2021).

  • 6,000 ha of mangrove forests in southern Iran undergo restoration 2019-12-28 18:50

    6,000 ha of mangrove forests in southern Iran undergo restoration

    TEHRAN – The mangrove forests cover an area of 27,310 hectares in Iran, over 6,000 hectares of which have underwent restoration and revival measures, chairman of the high council of the Forests, Ranges and Watershed Management Organization (FRWMO), has stated.

  • Studies on wetlands water right to complete in month 2019-07-03 20:58

    Studies on wetlands water right to complete in month

    TEHRAN – The results of a survey on granting the water right of the wetlands will be announced by the next month, Ahmad Lahijanzadeh, deputy director of the Department (DOE) of Environment for marine environment affairs has said.

  • Zarivar wetland designated as a Wetland of International Importance 2019-02-02 21:17

    Zarivar wetland designated as a Wetland of International Importance

    TEHRAN — Zarivar wetland, in western province of Kordestan, was designated as a Wetland of International Importance on Ramsar list, Mehr news agency reported on Saturday. 

  • Iran seeking possible inclusion of Aq-Qeshlaq wetland on Ramsar List 2018-11-27 21:59

    Iran seeking possible inclusion of Aq-Qeshlaq wetland on Ramsar List

    TEHRAN – Iran is seeking to register Aq-Qeshlaq wetland in the northeastern North Khorasan province on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat, the provincial department of environment chief has said.