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  • Experience wildlife in safe, friendly and educational environment near Tehran 2020-05-26 15:22

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Experience wildlife in safe, friendly and educational environment near Tehran

    Safadasht Zoo, which is situated in Malard county, some 50 southwest of the Iranian capital, offers you scenes of wildlife in a safe, friendly and educational environment. Spanning five ha in area, the zoo is home to some 800 animals, representing more than eighty species including exotic birds, mammals, and reptiles in a beautifully landscaped setting.

  • 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.

  • Iranian on round-the-globe camelback journey hoping to save the animal from extinction 2019-11-10 18:32

    Iranian on round-the-globe camelback journey hoping to save the animal from extinction

    TEHRAN – Mohammad Amiri-Roudan, an Iranian traveler and athlete, who has commenced a journey across the globe on camelback, aims to draw worldwide attention to the Iranian Bactrian camel, which he says, is on the verge of extinction.

  • فرمانده ارتش 2019-09-07 23:07

    U.S. backs off when faced with resistance: Army chief

    TEHRAN – Chief of the Iranian Army Abdolrahim Mousavi says the United States pushes forward in the face of submission and backs off when faced with resistance.

  • Ovine rinderpest kills red deer in northern Iran 2019-05-25 21:23

    Ovine rinderpest kills red deer in northern Iran

    TEHRAN — Some 6 red deer lost their lives due to an outbreak of ovine rinderpest, a contagious disease of cattle, sheep, and goats, in Talesh county located in northern Gilan province, ISNA reported on Friday.

  • Babak Behshad (L) and Nader Fallah act in a scene from “Birthday Night” by Omid Shams. 2018-10-15 18:08

    Linz festival honors Iranian films “Birthday Night” “Animal”

    TEHRAN – Iranian films “Birthday Night” and “Animal” won awards at the Linz International Short Film Festival in Austria, the organizers announced on Monday.

  • Negar Moqaddam acts in a scene from “Dressage” by Puya Badkubeh. 2018-09-04 18:23

    “Dressage”, “Animal” win Golden Gazelles at Sydney Iranian filmfest

    TEHRAN – “Dressage” and “Animal” won Golden Gazelles for best feature and short films during the closing night at the 7th edition of the Persian International Film Festival in Sydney on Sunday, the organizers announced.

  • Animal 2017-11-15 18:39

    “Animal” wins award at Denver festival

    TEHRAN – The acclaimed Iranian short film “Animal” co-directed by filmmakers Bahram and Bahman Ark received the Liberty Global International Student Filmmaker Award at the 40th Denver Film Festival on Sunday.

  • Animal 2017-11-12 18:19

    Izmir festival honors Iran’s “Animal”

    TEHRAN – “Animal” co-directed by Iranian filmmakers Bahram and Bahman Ark received the Golden Cat Award for Best Film at the 18th International Izmir Short Film Festival in Turkey on Saturday.

  • animal 2017-11-11 18:04

    Iran’s “Animal” wins award at Curta Cinema Festival

    TEHRAN – The acclaimed Iranian short film “Animal” has brought its directors, Bahram and Bahman Ark, the best director award of the Curta Cinema Festival, an international short film festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • Persian squirrel 2017-04-17 08:45

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Why some species are kept in zoos?

    Many questions arise concerning keeping animals in the zoos around the world. Richard Primack B. Primack in the book of “A primer of conservation biology” page 200 of chapter 6 wrote: “Zoos, along with affiliated universities, government wildlife departments, and conservation organizations, presently maintain 500,000 terrestrial vertebrate individuals, representing almost 8000 species and subspecies of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians." But there are some protests here in Iran against the presence of species such as Persian squirrel, brown bear and also birds such as flamingos in the zoos. What is the reason for this?

  • “Animal” (L) and “Lunch Time” 2017-04-12 18:33

    Two films from Iran to compete in Cannes

    TEHRAN – Two movies from Iranian filmmakers will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival this May, the organizers have announced.

  • lizard 2017-02-05 20:37

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Mistery of lizards

    Southwestern Kermanshah, Ilam, Khuzestan, Lorestan, and Bushehr provinces are considered as the geographic range of Mesopotamian spiny-tailed lizard in Iran.

  • Photo by Ada Natoli 2017-01-22 18:49

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dolphins, the most appreciated marine mammals in Persian Gulf

    The dolphins are highly social, intelligent animals. They form close, cooperative “friendships” with each other, and some individuals will even seek out human contact.

  • Persian Leopard 2017-01-01 18:54

    Hefty fine, insurance policy reduces leopard casualties in Iran

    TEHRAN — Increasing the fine for killing leopards by 16 times to 800 million rials (nearly $20,000) and insuring the animals against any possible threat has resulted in fewer casualties in Iran, IRNA news agency reported.

  • December 4 marking Intl. Cheetah Day: World’s fastest land animal is racing against extinction 2016-12-05 11:37

    December 4 marking Intl. Cheetah Day: World’s fastest land animal is racing against extinction

    TEHRAN - Cheetah is world’s fastest land animal over short distances and also the most ancient of all the big cats. Years of persecution have made it one of the world’s most vulnerable big cats. Definitive habitats of Cheetahs in Iran consist of Touran Protected Area in Semnan Province, Kavir National Park which is also in Semnan Province, Nayband Wildlife Refuge in South Khorasan Province, Miandasht Wildlife Refuge in North Khorasan Province, Abbasabad Naein Wildlife Refuge in Isfahan Province, Darband Ravar Wildlife Refuge in Kerman Province, Dare-Anjir Wildlife Refuge, Siah-koh Ardakan National Park, Kalmand and Bahadoran Protected Area and Bafgh Protected Area in Yazd Province.