Wetlands in Iran

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  • تالاب 2021-03-30 13:17

    Thousands of migratory birds reach wetland in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 10,000 migratory birds flying from Siberia and Central Asia have so far reached Khor Azini wetland in the southern Sirik county, Hormozgan province.

  • Dam construction, a main barrier to Jazmourian wetland’s restoration 2021-01-23 17:47

    Dam construction, a main barrier to Jazmourian wetland’s restoration

    TEHRAN – Dam construction has been the most important factor preventing the revitalization of Jazmourian wetland, Vahid Pourmardan, head of Sistan-Baluchestan province’s department of environment, has said.

  • ‘Heroes of wetland protection’ to be introduced, honored 2020-12-20 22:09

    ‘Heroes of wetland protection’ to be introduced, honored

    TEHRAN – On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, rangers who are making efforts toward protecting wetlands across the country will be praised.

  • Wetlands facing debilitation 2020-11-22 19:04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Wetlands facing debilitation

    TEHRAN – Satellite monitoring of 13 main lakes and wetlands of the country shows that the water volume of 10 of them has remained constant or decreased over the past [Iranian calendar] year (March 2019-March 2020).

  • 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.

  • SDSs affect 43% of wetlands nationwide 2020-10-28 18:22

    SDSs affect 43% of wetlands nationwide

    TEHRAN –Wetlands across Iran measure about 3.4 million hectares in area, 1.4 million hectares of which, equivalent to 43 percent, have become sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots.

  • Northwestern wetlands hosting myriads of migratory birds 2020-10-11 21:00

    Northwestern wetlands hosting myriads of migratory birds

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the cold season, wetlands in the northwestern province of Ardebil are hosting tens of thousands of migratory birds, Saeed Shahand, head of the provincial department of environment, has said.

  • 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.

  • Persian Gulf aquatic kindergarten seeks UNESCO inclusion 2020-09-25 17:26

    Persian Gulf ‘aquatic kindergarten’ seeking UNESCO inclusion

    TEHRAN – Khorkhoran Wetland, one of the largest and most important marine environments in Iran that is regarded as an aquatic kindergarten in the Persian Gulf has been waiting to be included in the UNESCO list for three years.

  • 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).

  • Allah-Abad wetland hosting 30 bird species once again 2020-05-12 17:53

    Allah-Abad wetland hosting 30 bird species once again

    TEHRAN – Currently, 30 species of birds that migrate from Siberia to Africa landed in the Allah-Abad wetland in central Qazvin province, head of the provincial department of environment has stated.

  • Aq-Gol wetland hosts flocks of migratory birds 2019-11-18 18:41

    Aq-Gol wetland hosts flocks of migratory birds

    TEHRAN – Aq-Gol wetland in west-central province of Hamedan is filled with water due to heavy rainfall and now plays host to flocks of migratory birds once again.

  • Migratory birds return to Shadegan wetland 2019-10-30 19:22

    Migratory birds return to Shadegan wetland

    TEHRAN – Shadegan wetland in southwestern province of Khuzestan has come back to life by heavy rainfall and is now hosting flocks of migratory birds, Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • Hamoun wetland restoration plan prepared 2019-08-14 20:13

    Hamoun wetland restoration plan prepared

    TEHRAN – Although rains have drenched Hamoun wetland after two decades of dryness, it is getting dried again due to high evaporation, hence a comprehensive plan for restoration of the wetland has been prepared, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Bakhtegan wetland shrinking, flamingo chicks in danger 2019-07-08 12:02

    Bakhtegan wetland shrinking, flamingo chicks in danger

    TEHRAN – Flamingo chicks being born in shallow waters of Bakhtegan wetland in Fars province are threatened to death due to the drying up wetland; while only the Ministry of Energy can help them survive granting Bakhtegan water right, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • 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.

  • Shadegan wetland water level rises after heavy rain 2019-06-26 19:32

    Shadegan wetland water level rises after heavy rain

    TEHRAN – Shadegan wetland fully filled after heavy rainfall poured over the province of Khuzestan during spring, Ahmad Lahijanzadeh, head of marine environment affairs at the DOE has said.

  • Kani Barazan international wetland overflows after a decade 2019-05-05 23:13

    Kani Barazan international wetland overflows after a decade

    TEHRAN – Recent downpours made Kani Barazan international wetland full to bursting its banks which is unprecedented over the past ten years, Mahabad chief of department of environment (DOE) has stated.

  • Rainfalls bring back life to Bamdej wetland, southwestern Iran 2018-12-16 21:12

    Rainfalls bring back life to Bamdej wetland, southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – Bamdej Wetland, located 40 kilometers northwest of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, has been filled with water after autumn rainfalls, while suffering a significant drop in water level during summer, deputy director of Khuzestan province’s environment department general said.