marine environment protection


  • National biodiversity monitoring plan prepared 2019-08-25 20:01

    National biodiversity monitoring plan prepared

    TEHRAN – A national plan on monitoring biodiversity has been prepared to manage natural resources and react to changes accordingly in order to maintain protection for the valuable nature, Department of Environment (DOE) deputy chief for natural environment and biodiversity, announced.

  • Plan on protection of southern coasts to be prepared 2019-08-07 18:50

    Plan on protection of southern coasts to be prepared

    TEHRAN – A comprehensive plan for environmental conservation and management of coastal areas in southern Iran will be prepared by the next year, Mehr news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • Marine species population increased in protected areas 2019-06-25 21:16

    Marine species population increased in protected areas

    TEHRAN – According to the annual census, the population of marine species in habitats under the Department of Environment (DOE) supervision has increased, Ahmad Lahijanzadeh, head of marine environment affairs at the DOE has said.

  • Water level in Lake Urmia rises by 33cm 2019-02-07 01:30

    Water level in Lake Urmia rises by 33cm

    TEHRAN – The level of water in Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has increased by 33 centimeters compared to the same time last year, head of the provincial department for the Lake Urmia restoration program in West Azarbaijan province has said.

  • Man-made islands in Persian Gulf must be environmentally assessed 2019-01-31 00:51

    Environmental assessment a must for artificial islands in Persian Gulf

    TEHRAN – Construction of artificial islands off the southern coasts of the Persian Gulf must undergo environmental impact assessment to avoid negative repercussions on the ecosystem, which requires cooperation of responsible bodies, deputy Department of Environment (DOE) chief for marine affairs has said.

  • A view of a beach in Kish Island in the Persian Gulf 2018-04-29 19:39

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Persian Gulf National Day: Mind the marine environment

    TEHRAN — Persian Gulf National Day, April 30, is the best time to reevaluate the environmental properties and importance of this precious marine environment.

  • 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.

  • fish 2017-10-24 14:23

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Data collection, bycatch reduction, halting illegal fishing slow sharks decline

    The demand for shark products, including meat and fins, is increasing in Asia. Hammerhead sharks and the sharks from the Carcharhinidae family that have ‘black fins’ are susceptible for this kind of exploition in Asia.

  • People celebrated the Caspian Sea Day by holding a kite-flying festival last year on the Roudsar beach, Gilan province. 2017-08-12 19:33

    On the occasion of Caspian Sea Day

    TEHRAN — Iran and other Caspian Sea littoral states celebrate Caspian Sea Day, August 12, annually to raise awareness about the environmental ramifications of human interference with this valuable ecosystem.

  • Tehran Times interview with Ebtekar 2016-10-05 09:52

    Ebtekar visiting Germany to expand environmental ties 

    TEHRAN — The director of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) set off for Germany on Tuesday to hold talks on environmental issues, Shana news agency reported.