• 20% of Persian Gulf’s aquatic species to be extinct in 80 years: expert 2019-12-23 18:46

    20% of Persian Gulf’s aquatic species to be extinct in 80 years: expert

    TEHRAN – Studies show that as the current environmental issues continue, by the end of the century, about 20 percent of native species in the Persian Gulf will be extinct and 10 percent of new species that might be invasive will replace them, coordinator of the Regional Organization for the Protection of Marine Environment (ROPME) has stated.

  • 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.

  • Asiatic cheetah 2019-08-31 19:41

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will the world’s fastest Asiatic cheetah outrun extinction?

    TEHRAN – Although Iran is the only country which can save the precious species from disappearance, conservation projects fall into a single solution of captive-breeding. Cheetah’s captive-breeding is not necessarily an inefficient plan, nonetheless concerns come up from recent unsuccessful projects. Will the endangered beauty surpass its unknown fate and escape extinction?

  • Female Asiatic lion to join its male companion in Iran 2019-06-02 11:49

    Female Asiatic lion to join male companion in Iran

    TEHRAN – Iran will play host to a female Asiatic lion from Ireland to accompany the recently returned male lion under a population management program aiming at endangered species reproduction by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), a veterinarian at Eram Zoo has said.

  • Euphrates softshell turtle threatened with extinction in Iran 2019-06-02 11:48

    Euphrates softshell turtle threatened with extinction in Iran

    TEHRAN – Euphrates softshell turtle is endangered in the country mainly due to habitat loss and low precipitation, environmental expert Asghar Mobaraki told YJC on Friday.

  • Four bird species being eaten into extinction 2019-05-13 19:12

    ‘Four bird species on the edge of extinction’

    TEHRAN – An ornithology expert, Alireza Hashemi, has warned that four bird species are on the verge of extinction in Iran, driven by the destruction of natural habitats, hunting, and other destructive human actions.

  • Iran’s precious crown imperial induced riding an escalator to extinction 2019-04-28 10:33

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran’s precious crown imperial on the brink of extinction

    TEHRAN – The fascinating crown imperial (fritillaria imperialis), precious part of Iran’s botanical richness, is being pushed to the brink of extinction due to inappropriate herbivory, overgrazing, land use changes, illegal bulb and flower harvest, road construction, mining activities and drought.

  • 150 animals in danger of extinction in Iran 2019-04-13 08:36

    150 animals in danger of extinction in Iran

    TEHRAN — There are 1,200 species of animals existing in Iran, of which 150 are on the verge of extinction, an official with Iranian Biological Resource Center affiliated to the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) has said.

  • CITES seeking to ban rare spider-tailed horned viper trade 2019-03-12 21:57

    CITES seeking to ban rare spider-tailed horned viper trade

    TEHRAN – The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has proposed to ban illegal trade of spider-tailed horned viper, a unique species of viper endemic to western Iran being pushed toward extinction through poaching, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • $4m earmarked for Asiatic cheetah conservation 2019-02-13 21:51

    $4m earmarked for Asiatic cheetah conservation

    TEHRAN – A total budget of $4 million will be allocated to prevent the remaining precious species of Asiatic cheetah from extinction, through a five-year plan, deputy environment chief for Department of Environment (DOE) natural environment and biodiversity directorate has announced.

  • A poster for “Extinction”. 2019-01-22 18:44

    IIDCYA, Honar Pooya team up for “Extinction”

    TEHRAN – The Honar Pooya Group, the producer of animated movies “The Elephant King” and “Princess of Rome”, has entered into a contract with the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) to produce its new project entitled “Extinction”, the IIDCYA announced on Tuesday. 

  • Rare Corsac fox coming to the verge of extinction 2018-11-29 02:12

    Rare Corsac fox coming to the verge of extinction

    TEHRAN – The Corsac fox, a small intelligent hunter, having a limited range in Turkmen Sahara, northeastern Iran, is endangered due to habitat fragmentation and lack of safety, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  • On verge of extinction: Cheetah killed in road accident in northeastern Iran 2018-11-17 23:19

    On verge of extinction: Cheetah killed in road accident in northeastern Iran

    TEHRAN – A female Asiatic cheetah lost life after being severely wounded in a car crash in Jajarm road in North Khorasan province, the provincial department of environment (DOE) public relations has announced.

  • 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.

  • Asiatic Cheetah 2018-04-28 18:54

    More than 5,500 livestock moved out of Asiatic cheetah’s home range in Iran

    TEHRAN — Following the “cheetah forever” campaign contributions some 5,536 livestock have been moved out of cheetah home ranges in Touran National Park in the central province of Semnan, campaign spokesman Hamidreza Mirzadeh has said.

  • Lorestan mountain newt 2018-03-04 07:32

    New Year pet trade pushing Kaiser's mountain newt toward extinction

    TEHRAN — The upward and disturbing trend of trading Kaiser's mountain newt, specially as the Iranian New Year is getting closer, is driving the precious species to extinction.

  • Stephane Ostrowski 2017-11-27 13:22

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Conservation a ‘never ending’ effort as it confronts ‘never ending’ disturbance processes

    The Asiatic cheetah nowadays only exists in Iran where its survival raises multiple challenges. To prevent the extinction of this iconic cat species from its last refuge in Asia, it is essential to draw the attention of people and generate enough positive support.

  • Parvin Farshchi 2017-11-01 20:33

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    A need for national, regional, international co-op to save Caspian seal

    TEHRAN — There is a great need for national, regional and international cooperation to conserve the Caspian seal, an environment official has said.

  • Isa Kalantari 2017-10-22 17:48

    We should keep environment safe for next generations: Kalantari

    ‘Iran lagging behind the world in protecting the environment’

    TEHRAN — In regard to factors determining environmental standards Iran is among countries that is lagging behind the world in safeguarding the environment, the chief of the Department of Environment said on Saturday.

  • Houman Jowkar 2017-09-19 19:49

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    19 Asiatic cheetahs spotted in Iran in past 3 months: CACP director

    TEHRAN — Over the past three months some 19 Asiatic cheetahs were spotted in Iran three of which were females, Conservation of the Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP) director Houman Jowkar said on Monday.

  • spotted owl 2017/06/12

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Spotted owls facing their nemesis

    Spotted owl upper parts are brown, colder and darker with white spots; dusky facial disc with broad white patch over and below the eyes, forming broad white spectacles, crown and nape finely spotted white. When perched, a broad white collar around the front of the neck is distinctive; under-parts strongly barred or spotted. Juveniles are gingery, with diffuse barring below. As mentioned before, spotted owls are crepuscular but frequently seen in daytime.

  • thylacine 2017/05/29

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dragged to extinction by dogs and cats

    The thylacine -a marsupial- was once prevalent across Australia and Tasmania. Today it seems that domestic dogs and other introduced animals have outcompeted the species. It was also persecuted by farmers and is now extinct, although there are continued reports of sightings but all are inauthentic.

  • Termeh, a wolf kept in captivity in Pardisan park 2017/05/15

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Wolves’ precarious future in Iran

    Over the last two weeks, two children from Zanjan Province were attacked by wolves. On 13 May one of these wolves was shot dead. This is the sad story of wolves in Iran. Wherever wolves come into contact with people, the animals are regarded as dangerous pests who will- given the chance- kill people and livestock. They are poisoned, trapped and shot not only for their conviction, but also for human fear.

  • Persian fallow deer delivers twins at Tehran zoo 2017-04-27 13:33

    Persian fallow deer delivers twins at Tehran zoo

    TEHRAN — A Persian fallow deer living in captivity at Tehran Zoological Garden, also known as Eram Zoo, gave birth to twins for the first time in Iran, IRIB reported on Wednesday.

  • African Crown Crane 2016-12-26 09:38

    By Farnaz Heidari

    A living fossil at Tehran Zoo

    With its large yellow crown, Grey Crowned Crane has an odd charm of its own.

  • Asiatic cheetah 1 2016-12-04 08:36

    By Farnaz Heidari

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

    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.

  • Hanyeh Ghaffari 2016-10-31 14:46

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Will extinction vortex swallow the Euphrates softshell turtle?

    Counting how many species live on Earth is a difficult challenge. The researchers estimated that there exist possibly between five million to one trillion species out there. About 1.7 million of these have been described by taxonomists which constitutes to only 13% of the whole species.