deforestation

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  • New plan replaces banned exploitation of endangered Hyrcanian Forest 2019-09-02 20:15

    New plan replaces banned exploitation of endangered Hyrcanian Forest

    TEHRAN – A new plan on sustainable management of Hyrcanian Forest and natural resources has been prepared; through which exploitation of the endangered forest will re-continue in line with sustainability, deputy director for the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has announced.

  • Hyrcanian Forest in Iran 2019-07-06 19:42

    Precious Hyrcanian Forest loses 25,000 ha annually

    TEHRAN – Some 25,000 hectares of Hyrcanian Forest in northern Iran undergo fragmentation mostly due to land use changes for agricultural and residential purposes, wood smuggling and overgrazing, an official with the national network for environmental and natural resources organizations has said.

  • ‘Saving Zagros forests must become first priority’ 2019-07-03 19:41

    ‘Saving Zagros forests must become first priority’

    TEHRAN – Given that Zagros forests condition is worrisome being gravely threatened by wood logging, it must become the main concern of the related bodies to prevent it from disappearance, Khalil Aqaei, head of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWMO) has stated.

  • Robust and coordinated action needed to save Asia-Pacific’s forests: new FAO report 2019-06-19 20:23

    Robust and coordinated action needed to save Asia-Pacific’s forests: new FAO report

    Highlighting the ongoing decline of biodiversity and resilience in natural forests in the Asia-Pacific region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in its newest comprehensive report regarding the future of forest in Asia-Pacific region has asked country members to take firm measures to reverse this trend. 

  • Kundhavi Kadiresan 2019-06-18 09:41

    By Kundhavi Kadiresan

    By 2050, what if we can’t see the forests or the trees?  

    Most of us are familiar with the old saying that sometimes we ‘can’t see the forest for the trees.’ But what if I told you, at our present rate of exploitation of our forests and depletion of our natural resources in Asia and the Pacific, that we run the risk of not seeing the forests OR the trees by the middle of this century?

  • 5-year plan launched to safeguard Zagros forests 2019-05-17 20:12

    5-year plan launched to safeguard Zagros forests

    TEHRAN — A 5-year conservation plan for Zagros forests has been designed and gone into effect this year (starting on March 21), an official with Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Organization (FRWO) has said.

  • ‘Proper vegetation cover could reduce flood damage’ 2019-04-28 22:37

    ‘Proper vegetation cover could reduce flood damage’

    TEHRAN – Distinguished environmentalist Mohammad Darvish has said that loss of vegetation cover and conversion of forests to rainfed farmlands has caused the country to be more vulnerable to flooding as proper vegetation cover could reduce flood damage.

  • ‘Further measures required to preserve forests’ 2019-03-06 21:56

    ‘Further measures required to preserve forests’

    TEHRAN – Iran's forest area is approximately 12 million hectares with 0.2 hectares per capita, which is one quarter of the world average, so attention to preserve the forest areas must be four times the global attention, faculty member of the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands has said.

  • Leader plants trees on national tree planting day 2019-03-06 21:52

    Leader plants trees on national tree planting day

    TEHRAN — Concurrent with National Tree Planting Day, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei planted two fruit tree saplings on Wednesday.

  • 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. 

  • A view of Alimestan forest in northern province of Mazandaran 2018-07-22 16:08

    Protecting forests is key to conserve water resources, says expert

    TEHRAN — Forest are essential to water cycle and protecting forest plays a key role in saving water and reducing evaporation, a professor of geology at Shahid Beheshti University has said.

  • A waterfall in western province of Lorestan surrounded by Judas-trees/ Photo by Farzad Dehqani 2018-05-22 18:38

    Intl. Day for Biological Diversity: Celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity

    TEHRAN — UN Secretary-General António Guterres has issued a message saying that the rich variety of life on Earth is essential for the welfare and prosperity of people today and for generations to come.

  • Arasbaran protected area in ٍEast Azarbaijan province 2018-04-27 20:19

    Cadaster to help save national land areas from land grabbers

    TEHRAN — Initiating cadaster in Iran would save national land areas from land grabbers, an official at Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Zagros oak forests 2018/04/08

    By Mohammad Ali Haqshenas

    Zagros oak forests would cry out if they could!

    It seems that there is a race between fungal disease and human greed for destroying Zagros oak forests and no matter which one wins, we will be the loser.

  • Photo of a half-burnt tree in Golestan national Park, in Golestan Province, northeastern Iran, taken in October 2015 (Photo by Aboutaleb Nadri/Tehran Times) 2018-04-05 18:29

    ‘Wildfire during Noruz holidays unprecedented’

    TEHRAN – Wildfire swept through some 150 hectares of forests across northern Iran during Noruz holidays (March 21 – April 2), said an official with Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, noting that the extent of fire was unprecedented for the last decade.

  • The significant deforestation trend in Iran during last 7 decades   2018-03-30 17:23

    The significant deforestation trend in Iran during last 7 decades  

    TEHRAN – According to the most recent data published by Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, some 14.2 million hectares of Iran’s area is covered by forests compared to 19.5 million hectares in 1942, ISNA reported on Tuesday. 

  • Forests are the lungs of the Earh 2018/03/06

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    How come we are treating trees like intruders?

    They say trees are lungs of the Earth, so how come we are treating them like intruders?

  • Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is planting a sapling 2017-03-08 18:24

    Leader highlights preserving vegetation

    TEHRAN — Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday emphasized the need to preserve vegetation, urging officials to take measures against forest encroachment.

  • Hircani Forest 2016-11-06 19:33

    Agriculture ministry bans exploitation of endangered northern forests

    TEHRAN — Iranian Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati has issued an order, urging the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization to stop the exploitation of endangered northern forests.

  • 12 MQ-4.jpg 2016-10-09 19:17

    Assigning forests to the public leads to fewer wildfire, says forestry chief

    TEHRAN — Assigning more than 10 million hectares of forests across the country to the public has resulted in less wildfire, the director of Forest, Range, and Watershed Organization has said.