biodiversity

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  • DOE drafts comprehensive bill on biodiversity protection 2021-11-13 17:57

    DOE drafts comprehensive bill on biodiversity protection

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) has drafted a comprehensive bill for the protection of biodiversity to submit to the Majlis (Iranian Parliament), Hassan Akbari, the DOE’s caretaker has stated.

  • Where is the biodiversity capital of Iran? 2021-06-12 18:20

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Where is the biodiversity capital of Iran?

    TEHRAN – Semnan province, north-central Iran, is considered the biodiversity capital of the country.

  • Biodiversity conservation, an asset to fight coronavirus 2021-05-22 19:09

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Biodiversity conservation, an asset to fight coronavirus

    TEHRAN – Loss of natural habitats is the reason behind the outbreak of zoonotic diseases so that biodiversity protection is a great tool to fight epidemics such as coronavirus.

  • “Biodiversity, ecotourism development strategy” conference to be held 2021-05-21 18:08

    “Biodiversity, ecotourism development strategy” conference to be held

    TEHRAN – A national conference on “Biodiversity, ecotourism development strategy” will be held online on May 22-24, to mark International Day for Biological Diversity.

  • Iran among world’s richest in biodiversity 2021-04-05 17:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran among world’s richest in biodiversity, genetics

    TEHRAN – There are 11 types of ecosystems in the world, 9 of which are identified in Iran. Moreover, out of 42 types of wetlands, 41 types exist in the country. Therefore, Iran is one of the 20 countries rich in biodiversity and genetics.

  • Iran’s remarkable biodiversity museum 2021-02-21 18:10

    Iran’s remarkable biodiversity museum

    TEHRAN – The richest and most important biodiversity museum of Iran has been set up in the Department of Environment (DOE), which exhibits extinct native species such as Persian lion and Caspian tiger, as well as rare species of Asiatic cheetah, mugger crocodile, bustard, grouse, and Asian black bear.

  • Dena biosphere reserve 2021-01-26 21:18

    Electronics come to protect Dena biosphere reserve

    TEHRAN – Dena biosphere reserve, located in the Central Zagros Mountains of Iran, will be equipped with technological advances for more protection, the director of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad department of environment has said.

  • Protected areas expand by 635,000 ha 2021-01-26 17:59

    Protected areas expand by 635,000 ha

    TEHRAN – Some 635,000 hectares of natural lands added to the country’s protected areas due to the biological values, Mehr news agency reported on Monday.

  • COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity 2020/10/13

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19 has given a fillip to biodiversity

    TEHRAN – The COVID-19 outbreak caused many problems for the world, but in return gave the planet's environment and biodiversity a chance to breathe. The high mortality rate may be worrisome, but it provided us with the opportunity to think more about how we should treat biodiversity in a better way.

  • Kavir Biosphere Reserve:  a trip to incredible biodiversity hot spot 2020-10-04 21:25

    Kavir Biosphere Reserve: a trip to incredible biodiversity hot spot

    TEHRAN – The Kavir Biosphere Reserve, located south-east of Tehran, is characterized by salt and sandy lands with arid and semi-arid desert vegetation, and is inhabited by steppe communities, creating incredible biodiversity.

  • حیات وحش سمنان 2020-09-29 18:12

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Semnan Habitat where endangered species depend on to survive

    TEHRAN – Semnan province, hosting 16 percent of the country’s protected areas and 30 percent of the plant and animal diversity, is considered a refuge for endangered species, such as Asiatic cheetahs and Persian zebras.

  • SOS FOR NATURE: biodiversity at unprecedented danger 2020-09-16 10:24

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    SOS FOR NATURE: biodiversity at unprecedented danger

    TEHRAN – The World Wide Fund for Nature has recently published its 2020 Living Planet Report, warning that biodiversity which is fundamental to human life on earth, is being destroyed by us at an unprecedented rate in history.

  • diverse ecological regions 2020-09-05 01:28

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Environmental features of Iran: take a look at five diverse ecological regions

    TEHRAN – Environmental features play a significant role in a land's biodiversity and richness, based on which, Iran shares five ecological zones with specific flora from the lowest to the highest.

  • DOE draws up plan on biodiversity, habitat protection 2020-08-26 18:53

    DOE draws up plan on biodiversity, habitat protection

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) has prepared 11 action plans for the conservation of endangered wildlife species, which will soon be implemented.

  • A dik-dik which is the world's smallest antelope 2020-08-14 17:11

    DOE opens Iran’s richest biodiversity museum

    TEHRAN – The richest and most important biodiversity museum of Iran has been set up in the Department of Environment (DOE) after years of efforts and activities of Iranian researchers, IRIB news agency reported.

  • Unique biodiversity: five snake species endemic to Iran 2020-07-27 21:49

    Unique biodiversity: five snake species endemic to Iran

    TEHRAN – Many wildlife species in Iran are unknown to ordinary people. It becomes clear when a video of a spider-tailed horned viper goes viral on social media, and many people wonder whether this strange animal really lives in Iran.

  • Forest park in Tehran to turn into “ecopark” 2020-07-26 21:51

    Forest park in Tehran to turn into “ecopark”

    TEHRAN – Tehran department of environment will transform Sorkheh Hesar forest park into an ecological park, IRIB news agency reported on Sunday.

  • Protected areas to be added by 1m ha 2020-06-07 23:14

    Protected areas to be added by 1m ha

    TEHRAN – One million hectares of natural lands will be added to the country’s protected areas by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 2021), deputy chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) for natural resources and biodiversity has stated.

  • Payam Mohebbi 2020-01-01 19:04

    By Payam Mohebbi, head of Tehran Pet Hospital

    Humans responsible for protecting world's biodiversity

    TEHRAN – Perhaps many of us do not know why we should think of a word called biodiversity and want to protect it.

  • 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.

  • Silent death: Zagros Mountains forest plagued by deforestation, degradation  2019-01-26 10:59

    Silent death: Zagros Mountains forest plagued by deforestation, degradation 

    TEHRAN — Deforestation and degradation are gravely threating the Zagros Mountains forest and the current trend can seriously harm the ecology of the region and its biodiversity in the near future. 

  • ‘Environmental education must be acquired at earlier ages’ 2019-01-23 09:59

    ‘Environmental education must be acquired at earlier ages’

    TEHRAN – Environmental education has been included in the country’s school curriculum to prepare students for natural resources and environment protection, while it needs to be more efficient and acquired at earlier ages to make favorable cognitive and behavioral changes in the students, Mehr news agency reported on Sunday.

  • 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.