desertification

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  • Desertification intensifies: will management policies be revised? 2021-11-14 17:49

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Desertification intensifies: will management policies be revised?

    TEHRAN – While Iran is facing an intensified trend of desertification, desert greening operations should be carried out across more than one million hectares of land according to the Sixth National Development Plan (2016-2021), but the progress has been much less than projected.

  • Iran, China to develop co-op on combating desertification 2021-10-12 17:55

    Iran, China to develop co-op on combating desertification

    TEHRAN – Iran and China discussed ways on Monday to enhance cooperation on combating desertification, ISNA reported.

  • SDSs, drying wetlands increasing alarmingly 2021-09-13 17:17

    SDSs, drying wetlands increasing alarmingly

    TEHRAN – The occurrence of sand and dust storms (SDSs) phenomenon is increasing alarmingly across the country due to drying up wetlands, which is worrisome, head of deserts at the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization has stated.

  • In Faux-Cap, Madagascar, the dunes and their strong winds pose a threat to their crops. With the greenest weapons, its inhabitants worked for 120 days to secure 75 hectares of dunes. Once settled, the risk is over. (Photo: UNDP) 2021-06-16 16:53

    By Mehdi Garshasbi

    When the soil asks for help

    June 17 is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought with a focus on turning degraded land into healthy land. Restoring degraded land brings economic resilience, creates jobs, raises incomes, and increases food security.

  • Iran becoming more vulnerable to desertification 2019-06-19 12:24

    Iran becoming more vulnerable to desertification

    TEHRAN — Desertification and land degradation are seriously threatening our planet and lives of millions of people accordingly. 

  • 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.

  • Climate change rises wind erosion by 30% in Iran: official 2019-02-02 21:28

    Climate change rises wind erosion by 30% in Iran: official

    TEHRAN — Climate change, coupled with lower precipitations and wetlands’ dryness have brought about 30-percent rise in wind erosion in the country, director general of the deserts office at the Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization has said.