• Asiatic cheetah 2019-01-09 12:36

    By Jamshid Parchizadeh

    What are the potential strategies to mitigate cheetah mortalities on Iran’s roads?

    Collisions with vehicles are known to be a source of cheetah mortality in countries such as Iran. In Iran, the critically endangered Asiatic cheetah, with fewer than 50 individuals left in the wild, is particularly susceptible to this threat.

  • Illegal bird hunting violations to be pursued vigorously: Mazandaran Prosecutor 2018-12-04 10:21

    Illegal bird hunting violations to be pursued vigorously: Mazandaran prosecutor

    TEHRAN – While the lack of serious supervision over the past years has led to a huge number of illegal mist nets installed in the country’s valuable wildlife habitats, any act of illegal shooting, trapping or persecuting the birds will be harshly punished in accordance with the law, Mazandaran province’s prosecutor has said.

  • Siberian crane ‘Omid’ returns to Iran, brings hope  2018-12-01 21:49

    Siberian crane ‘Omid’ returns to Iran, brings hope 

    TEHRAN — While there were growing speculations among environmental lovers as to whether the Siberian crane ‘Omid’ will wing his way back to Iran or not, the crane returned to spend the winter in Fereydunkenar, northern province of Mazandaran, once again 10 days ago. 

  • ‘Iran's wildlife population shrinking at alarming rate’ 2018-11-18 21:41

    ‘Iran's wildlife population shrinking at alarming rate’

    TEHRAN – The country’s wild species population is shrinking at an alarming rate as many of the species are facing a decline being killed in car crashes as a result of road construction in the middle of forests and depletion of their habitats, chief of Alborz province department of environment (DOE) has said.

  • Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild 2018-10-20 21:50

    Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A leopard caught in snare, in northern city of Galugah in Mazandaran province, was safely released and went back to wild with no lasting harms, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • Ovine rinderpest sneaks into northern Iran 2018-09-25 22:37

    Second outbreak of ovine rinderpest reported in Iran

    TEHRAN — Iran reported the second outbreak of the highly contagious ovine rinderpest over the past 6 months, haunting livestock in Taleqan county situated in Alborz province, north of the country, Tasnim reported on Tuesday.

  • White-headed ducks 2018-07-14 09:34

    By Farnaz Heidari

    White-headed ducks victims of steep decline

    White-headed duck has endured high levels of habitat loss in Iran. Long-term population declines have intensified as a result of wetlands' changes and also droughts. Iran's dying wetlands were once breeding habitats of white-headed ducks and now are vulnerable to drainage, pollution, and other disturbances.

  • A legacy of agricultural poisons/Photo by Farnaz Heidari 2018-06-02 12:31

    Penned by Farnaz Heidari

    A legacy of agricultural poisons

    The potentially lethal impact of DDT on wildlife and especially birds of prey was first noted in the late 1950s. And now we know, spraying to control pests can head to poisoning of the environment and living creatures just like humans.

  • drought in wildlife 2018-05-30 21:10

    Drought threatens wildlife in central Iran

    TEHRAN -- Over the past few years, the number of wildlife species has declined due to the drought in central areas of Iran, Hamid Zohrabi, deputy environment chief for natural environment has said.