Wildlife

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  • Keramat Garden, a place for helping injured, orphaned wildlife 2020-06-29 16:22

    Keramat Garden, a place for helping injured, orphaned wildlife

    TEHRAN – Every year, many animals are injured by predators or are orphaned at their natural habitats. They are handed over to Keramatollah Riahi who owns a rehabilitation center in the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • Shahaboddin Montazemi, director of the wildlife's conservation office at the DOE 2020-06-05 20:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Environment Day: Iran outlines plan to protect its rich biodiversity

    TEHRAN – Because the most important part of wildlife conservation is habitat preservation, the Department of Environment (DOE) has developed several national programs, 10 of which are underway, and 10 others will soon be finalized to implement, Shahaboddin Montazemi, director of the wildlife's conservation office at the DOE told the Tehran Times.

  • پرنده 2020-05-11 17:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Migratory Bird Day: birds connect our world

    TEHRAN – World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated worldwide on May 9, under the theme “Birds Connect Our World”.

  • گورخرهای پارک ملی توران شاهرود 2019-12-27 18:35

    By Faranak Bkhtiari

    Most unique biodiversity: a glimpse at Iran’s north-central national parks

    TEHRAN – North-central Semnan province is home to two extraordinary arrays of wildlife and natural landscapes, from Touran to Kavir National Parks, areas with the largest population of endangered Asiatic cheetah. Here, we take a glimpse at these wild, wonderful places.

  • People visit Shahdad, a touristic part of the UNESCO-registered Lut desert, in Iran’s Kerman province. 2019-11-03 20:13

    A wild, remote adventure to tour Iran’s giant dunes

    TEHRAN – Shahdad, a major part of the UNESCO-registered Lut desert, has long been a destination for adventurers, nature lovers, off-roaders and trekkers.

  • National congress on wildlife diseases, conservation to be held 2019-07-31 21:00

    National congress on wildlife diseases, conservation to be held

    TEHRAN – Tehran will play host to the first national congress on wildlife diseases and conservation which will be held in the Iranian calendar month of Azar (November 22- December 21), Mehr reported on Wednesday.

  • DOE plans to conserve Lake Urmia islands ecosystem 2019-07-07 20:06

    DOE plans to conserve Lake Urmia islands ecosystem

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) will implement four plans on reviving the endangered ecosystem and wildlife of the Lake Urmia islands, Hamid Zohrabi, DOE deputy chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate, announced.

  • Camera traps pictured Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopards in north central Iran 2019-05-25 20:05

    Camera traps picture Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopards in Semnan

    TEHRAN – An Asiatic cheetah and three Persian leopards have been observed through camera traps in Shahrood county in north central Semnan province, Amir Abdous, the provincial department of environment chief, has announced.

  • Is there protective objective or just benefit behind keeping wildlife species in zoos? 2019-05-15 20:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Animals in captivity: Is there such a thing as a good zoo?

    TEHRAN – The recent activities of Tehran Zoological Garden have sparked a heated debate between advocates of animal rights and zoo directors, on whether or not zoos endanger wildlife species for their own interests or they have educational and protective objectives.

  • caracal 2019-03-18 01:24

    Injured Caracal survived death in southern Iran

    TEHRAN – A Caracal, a wild cat, found wounded in Jahrom city, the southern province of Fars, survived after receiving immediate medical treatment, IRNA reported on Friday.

  • 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.