fight wildfires

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  • Wildfire burns 7,000ha of protected areas since mid-March 2020-11-08 17:11

    Wildfire burns 7,000ha of protected areas since mid-March

    TEHRAN – Wildfire has burnt 7,017 hectares of areas under the management of the Department of Environment (DOE) since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21).

  • Wildfire burns 340ha of Miankaleh wildlife sanctuary 2020-08-17 18:28

    Wildfire burns 340ha of Miankaleh wildlife sanctuary

    TEHRAN – Raging wildfire burnt about 340 hectares of the Miankaleh wildlife sanctuary in northern Mazandaran province on Sunday, commander of the protection unit at the provincial department of environment has stated.

  • Iran, Australia share experience on fight against coronavirus, wildfires 2020-07-07 17:58

    Iran, Australia share experience on fight against coronavirus, wildfires

    TEHRAN – Karim Hemmati, the head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), and Lyndall Sachs, the Australian Ambassador to Iran, discussed ways to expand cooperation through exchanging experience on battling COVID-19 and wildfires.

  • Jamshid Mohabbat Khani, commander of the protection unit of the Department of Environment 2020-06-30 19:08

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Department of Environment’s protection unit has made notable achievements: commander

    TEHRAN – Jamshid Mohabbat Khani, commander of the protection unit of the Department of Environment (DOE), elaborated on achievements of the protection unit and the environmental defenders in a press conference held on Tuesday.

  • Wildfire arsonists to face at least 10 years of imprisonment 2020-06-07 21:47

    Wildfire arsonists to face at least 10 years of imprisonment

    TEHRAN – People who deliberately set fire to forests and pastures are sentenced to at least 10 years in prison, Reza Aflatooni, the deputy director of the Forests, Rangelands and Watershed Management Organization for legal affairs, has announced.

  • Shahaboddin Montazemi, director of the wildlife's conservation office at the DOE 2020-06-05 20:25

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Environment Day: Iran outlines plan to protect its rich biodiversity

    TEHRAN – Because the most important part of wildlife conservation is habitat preservation, the Department of Environment (DOE) has developed several national programs, 10 of which are underway, and 10 others will soon be finalized to implement, Shahaboddin Montazemi, director of the wildlife's conservation office at the DOE told the Tehran Times.

  • Wildfire extinguished in northern forests 2020-02-09 17:18

    Wildfire extinguished in northern forests

    TEHRAN – Wildfire, erupted in northern forests of Gilan province over the past 2 days, has been fully extinguished, commander of the protection unit of natural resources and watershed management organization of Gilan has stated.

  • Human-started fire extinguished in Anzali wetland 2019-08-31 19:33

    Anthropogenic fire extinguished in Anzali wetland

    TEHRAN – A fire that had been reportedly started by humans in northern Anzali wetland on Friday was successfully put out, ISNA news agency reported. Covering more than 19,000 hectares, Anzali wetland is located near the northern port city of Bandar Anzali, neighboring the Caspian Sea.

  • Extinguished fire reignites burning Arasbaran forest 2019-08-27 19:30

    Extinguished fire reignites burning Arasbaran forest

    TEHRAN – While efforts have been made to put out the wildfire erupted in northwestern Arasbaran forest, it reignited and burnt the forest, head of East Azarbaijan’s disaster management organization has announced.

  • ‘Wildfire losses increase 90-fold in Tehran’ 2019-07-21 21:41

    ‘Wildfire losses increase 90-fold in Tehran’

    TEHRAN – Wildfire incurred losses to the capital’s protected areas during the first three months of this year (started on March 21), which was 90 times more than the same period last year, commander of Tehran province environment protection unit has said.

  • ‘Humans responsible for over 95% of wildfires’ 2019-07-10 21:22

    ‘Humans responsible for over 95% of wildfires’

    TEHRAN – Over 95 percent of wildfires in the country are due to human-caused ignition from unattended campfires, debris, and negligently discarded cigarettes, the commander of the forest protection unit of Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, has said.

  • Wildfire burns 400 ha of protected areas within 3 months 2019-06-27 12:51

    Wildfire burns 400 ha of protected areas within 3 months

    TEHRAN – Some 400 hectares of the protected areas turned into ashes due to raging wildfire, since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), head of the Department of Environment’s (DOE) protection unit has stated.

  • Wildfire risk increases in Zagros foothills 2019-06-12 21:10

    Wildfire risk increases in Zagros foothills

    TEHRAN – Following heavy rainfall doused the country during the past months, vegetation has covered vast areas of Zagros forest in southwestern part of the country, which easily ignites when temperature level gets higher and wildfire risk increases.

  • Tehran sets record high for wildfires within 2 months 2019-06-09 21:03

    Tehran sets record high for wildfires within 2 months

    TEHRAN – The highest number of wildfires occurred in the capital during the past two months, as some 15 wildfires were reported in southern part of the city, Jamshid Mohabbat Khani, head of the Department of Environment’s protection unit has stated.

  • DOE, ICT Ministry sign MOU for preventing and fighting wildfire in Golestan National Park 2019-01-16 09:54

    DOE, ICT Ministry to prevent, fight wildfires in Golestan National Park

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) and the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to contain natural disasters such as wildfires using modern technologies in Golestan National Park, northern Iran.

  • 330 ha of Miankaleh peninsula turns into ashes 2018-08-15 08:49

    330 ha of Miankaleh peninsula turns into ashes

    TEHRAN —The wildfire which started on Friday night in Miankaleh peninsula, northern province of Mazandaran, has so far burnt around 330 hectares, the province’s chief of the department of environment has said.

  • Iran uses fire detection sensors, surveillance drones to fight wildfires 2018-07-18 09:58

    Iran to use fire detection sensors, surveillance drones to fight wildfires

    TEHRAN – Iran will use surveillance drones as well as fire detection sensors to timely detect forest fires and speed up extinguishing process, the commander of the forest protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.