iran's wetlands

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  • Which wetlands refilled in flooding? 2022-08-03 16:59

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Which wetlands refilled in flooding?

    TEHRAN – The recent floods caused by monsoon rains, while affecting two-thirds of the Iranian plateau and leaving many people dead and injured, have refilled dried rivers, streams, and dams.

  • $15m allocated to restore Gomishan wetland 2022-05-07 18:22

    $15m allocated to restore Gomishan wetland

    TEHRAN – A total of 4 trillion rials (nearly $15 million) has been earmarked to revive the Gomishan international wetland in the northern Golestan province, Mohammad Reza Kanani, head of the provincial department of environment, has announced.

  • Revival of Miankaleh wetland on agenda 2022-03-11 18:24

    Revival of Miankaleh wetland on agenda

    TEHRAN – The restoration of Miankaleh wetland has been put on the main agenda of the government by the order of President Ebrahim Raisi, IRNA reported.

  • UNDP supports efforts to conserve Iran’s wetlands 2022-02-23 18:27

    UNDP supports efforts to conserve Iran’s wetlands

    TEHRAN - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working closely with national and international development partners to conserve Iran’s wetlands.

  • Indigenous knowledge a way to protect valuable wetlands 2022-02-02 17:56

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Indigenous knowledge a way to protect valuable wetlands

    TEHRAN – Construction of qanats and dams have long been used in Iran to manage water resources and wetlands, which have been forgotten for several years. Experts believe that we can manage water resources and wetlands well by relying on local knowledge.

  • Plan to revive 23 wetlands awaiting approval 2021-11-05 22:10

    Plan to revive 23 wetlands awaiting approval

    TEHRAN – A comprehensive plan aiming to rehabilitate 23 wetlands nationwide has been prepared and is waiting to be approved by the national coordination and management headquarters.

  • Webinar to discuss wetlands conservation and sustainable livelihood 2021-09-06 19:16

    Webinar to discuss wetlands conservation and sustainable livelihood

    TEHRAN – A specialized webinar on the protection of wetlands and the sustainable livelihood of local communities will be held by the Ramsar Regional Centre – Central and West Asia (RRC-CWA) on September 21.

  • Festival of ideas to attract public participation in reviving wetlands 2021-08-10 16:59

    Festival of ideas to attract public participation in reviving wetlands

    TEHRAN – The Wetlands Conservation Project is going to hold the third festival of innovative ideas and products to attract people's participation in the protection and rehabilitation of wetlands.

  • Tehran to host intl. webinar on wetlands protection 2021-08-09 21:40

    Tehran to host intl. webinar on wetlands protection

    TEHRAN – Tehran will be host to an international webinar on wetlands protection and promoting environmental literacy, which will be held on August 16.

  • Wetlands’ volume detected for first time nationwide 2021-07-19 17:57

    Wetlands’ volume detected for first time nationwide

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) in cooperation with knowledge-based companies detected the volume of wetlands across the country through a combination of aerial photography and satellite images.

  • Dam construction, a main barrier to Jazmourian wetland’s restoration 2021-01-23 17:47

    Dam construction, a main barrier to Jazmourian wetland’s restoration

    TEHRAN – Dam construction has been the most important factor preventing the revitalization of Jazmourian wetland, Vahid Pourmardan, head of Sistan-Baluchestan province’s department of environment, has said.

  • ‘Heroes of wetland protection’ to be introduced, honored 2020-12-20 22:09

    ‘Heroes of wetland protection’ to be introduced, honored

    TEHRAN – On the occasion of World Wetlands Day, rangers who are making efforts toward protecting wetlands across the country will be praised.

  • Sustainable agriculture to be extended to wetlands 2020-12-01 18:09

    Sustainable agriculture to be extended to wetlands

    TEHRAN – A model of sustainable agriculture previously implemented on the catchment area of Lake Urmia, will be extended to all wetlands in the country.

  • Wetlands facing debilitation 2020-11-22 19:04

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Wetlands facing debilitation

    TEHRAN – Satellite monitoring of 13 main lakes and wetlands of the country shows that the water volume of 10 of them has remained constant or decreased over the past [Iranian calendar] year (March 2019-March 2020).

  • Conservation plan underway for 18 wetlands nationwide 2020-11-14 17:22

    Conservation plan underway for 18 wetlands nationwide

    TEHRAN – A comprehensive management program is now being implemented for 18 wetlands of the country, Ali Arvahi, the director of the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project, said on Saturday.

  • Wetlands: world’s most dynamic ecosystems 2020-11-09 18:23

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Wetlands: world’s most dynamic ecosystems

    TEHRAN – Wetlands are important features in the landscape that provide numerous beneficial services for people, aquatic species, and wildlife; so that is called the most biologically diverse and dynamic ecosystems of the world.

  • SDSs affect 43% of wetlands nationwide 2020-10-28 18:22

    SDSs affect 43% of wetlands nationwide

    TEHRAN –Wetlands across Iran measure about 3.4 million hectares in area, 1.4 million hectares of which, equivalent to 43 percent, have become sand and dust storm (SDS) hotspots.

  • Northwestern wetlands hosting myriads of migratory birds 2020-10-11 21:00

    Northwestern wetlands hosting myriads of migratory birds

    TEHRAN – With the onset of the cold season, wetlands in the northwestern province of Ardebil are hosting tens of thousands of migratory birds, Saeed Shahand, head of the provincial department of environment, has said.

  • Festival of innovative ideas to help revitalize wetlands 2020-10-03 18:35

    Festival of innovative ideas to help revitalize wetlands

    TEHRAN – The second “festival of innovative ideas and products for reviving wetlands” will be held in Tabriz city on October 16-19.

  • Allah-Abad wetland hosting 30 bird species once again 2020-05-12 17:53

    Allah-Abad wetland hosting 30 bird species once again

    TEHRAN – Currently, 30 species of birds that migrate from Siberia to Africa landed in the Allah-Abad wetland in central Qazvin province, head of the provincial department of environment has stated.

  • Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, is a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. 2019-12-18 18:52

    Birdwatching can propel tourism growth in Caspian Sea island

    TEHRAN – Ashuradeh, Iran’s sole island in the Caspian Sea, and its surrounding wetlands constitute a rich ecological haven for many migratory birds. However, birdwatching has remained somehow an untapped potential for tourism growth in the coastal region.

  • Aq-Gol wetland hosts flocks of migratory birds 2019-11-18 18:41

    Aq-Gol wetland hosts flocks of migratory birds

    TEHRAN – Aq-Gol wetland in west-central province of Hamedan is filled with water due to heavy rainfall and now plays host to flocks of migratory birds once again.

  • Migratory birds return to Shadegan wetland 2019-10-30 19:22

    Migratory birds return to Shadegan wetland

    TEHRAN – Shadegan wetland in southwestern province of Khuzestan has come back to life by heavy rainfall and is now hosting flocks of migratory birds, Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • Have Iran’s rangelands been shrinking over past decades? 2019-10-08 19:31

    Have Iran’s rangelands been shrinking over past decades?

    TEHRAN – Rangelands in Iran were estimated at over 90 million hectares some 50 years ago, while the figure is currently 84.8 million hectares, the deputy director for the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Hamoun wetland restoration plan prepared 2019-08-14 20:13

    Hamoun wetland restoration plan prepared

    TEHRAN – Although rains have drenched Hamoun wetland after two decades of dryness, it is getting dried again due to high evaporation, hence a comprehensive plan for restoration of the wetland has been prepared, ISNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Bakhtegan wetland shrinking, flamingo chicks in danger 2019-07-08 12:02

    Bakhtegan wetland shrinking, flamingo chicks in danger

    TEHRAN – Flamingo chicks being born in shallow waters of Bakhtegan wetland in Fars province are threatened to death due to the drying up wetland; while only the Ministry of Energy can help them survive granting Bakhtegan water right, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Studies on wetlands water right to complete in month 2019-07-03 20:58

    Studies on wetlands water right to complete in month

    TEHRAN – The results of a survey on granting the water right of the wetlands will be announced by the next month, Ahmad Lahijanzadeh, deputy director of the Department (DOE) of Environment for marine environment affairs has said.

  • Shadegan wetland water level rises after heavy rain 2019-06-26 19:32

    Shadegan wetland water level rises after heavy rain

    TEHRAN – Shadegan wetland fully filled after heavy rainfall poured over the province of Khuzestan during spring, Ahmad Lahijanzadeh, head of marine environment affairs at the DOE has said.

  • Kani Barazan international wetland overflows after a decade 2019-05-05 23:13

    Kani Barazan international wetland overflows after a decade

    TEHRAN – Recent downpours made Kani Barazan international wetland full to bursting its banks which is unprecedented over the past ten years, Mahabad chief of department of environment (DOE) has stated.