wetlands

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  • Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project finalized 2020-06-21 18:14

    Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project finalized

    TEHRAN – The third phase of the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project, which outlines key strategies for the next five years, was approved as a document of joint cooperation between Iran and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

  • هامون 2020-05-19 17:35

    Over 10 new species discovered in Hamoun International Wetland

    TEHRAN – In recent years, according to a study by researchers at Zabol University, more than 10 new species of arthropods have been identified in Hamoun International Wetland.

  • Home sweet home: thousands of migratory birds land in Iran’s Allah-Abad wetland 2020-05-16 15:41

    Photo: Samira Nazari

    Home sweet home: thousands of migratory birds land in Iran’s Allah-Abad wetland

    For the second consecutive year, Allah-Abad wetland is becoming a refuge for species of migratory birds including flamingo, crane, mallard, bustard, see-see partridge, heron, and even some native ones, such as eagles, falcons, and bitterns. Situated in Qazvin province, west-central Iran, the natural wetland was revived after years being deserted due to drought and heatwaves, thanks to rising rainfalls. According to local officials, some of these birds fly their wings on the northern route from the Caspian Sea to Siberia in Russia, and others on the West Asian route in North Africa.

  • 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.

  • A view of the 4000-year-old Abarkouh cypress in central Iran 2019-11-27 21:27

    Some 2,000 old trees identified so far in Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 2,000 old trees have so far been identified across Iran, which are deemed as reliable sources for proving history of the ancient land in terms of climate change, environment and geology.

  • Travelers tour the Anzali wetland in northern Iran. 2019-11-22 17:57

    Anzali hosts over five million travelers in H1

    TEHRAN – Over five million travelers visited Iran’s Bandar-e Anzali, a port city located in the northern Gilan province, during the first half of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21, 2019).

  • 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.

  • Flocks of migratory birds came to winter in northern Iran 2019-09-18 23:48

    Flocks of migratory birds came to winter in northern Iran

    TEHRAN – The first group of migratory birds landed in northern Mazandaran province to spend the winter, director for the provincial department of environment (DOE) 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.

  • Long-lost Mighan wetland displays water flow 2019-04-24 11:49

    Long-lost Mighan wetland displays water flow

    TEHRAN – Mighan wetland, located in Arak county in central province of Markazi, has returned back to life due to the recent downpours, Mehr news agency reported on Tuesday.

  • today photos 2019-04-17 11:35

    Night herons spotted in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 500 night herons have been spotted in Zarivar wetland located in the western province of Kordestan for the first time, an official with Marivan department of environment has stated.

  • today photos 2019-04-16 21:16

    Recent rainfall restores Jazmourian wetland by 30%

    TEHRAN – Recent above normal rainfalls have led Jazmourian wetland to be filled with water by 30 percent, Vahid Poormardan, head of Sistan-Baluchestan province’s department of environment has said.

  • Recent rainfalls filled 70% of dams, restore drained wetlands: minister 2019-04-07 08:48

    Recent rainfalls filled 70% of dams, restore drained wetlands: minister

    TEHRAN — Recent heavy rainfalls in Iran has filled 70 percent of dams and resulted in restoration of drained wetlands across the country, Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian has said.

  • Northwestern Kani Barazan Wetland play host to 30,000 migratory birds 2019-03-16 10:56

    Northwestern Kani Barazan Wetland play host to 30,000 migratory birds

    TEHRAN — Some 30,000 migratory birds have winged their ways to Kani Barazan Wetland, located in northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, Mahabad chief of department of environment has said.

  • Anzali wetland 2019-03-11 09:56

    Anzali wetland should become main obsession of university students: academic

    TEHRAN – Environmentally concerned university students should join hands to find solutions for reviving Anzali wetland in northern Iran, Mehdi Kazemi Khaledi, director for the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research has said.

  • Water drenches 18,000 ha of Hamoun-e Sabori wetland 2019-02-24 21:47

    Water drenches 18,000 ha of Hamoun-e Sabori wetland

    TEHRAN – Hamoun-e Sabori wetland on the Iran-Afghanistan border has been saturated, as rainwater flowed over 18,000 hectares of the wetland, Mohammad Reza Alimoradi, head of marine affairs at the Sistan-Baluchestan provincial department of environment has announced.

  • Govt. pledges to increase water level at Lake Urmia  2019-02-22 22:41

    Govt. pledges to increase water level at Lake Urmia 

    TEHRAN — The Iranian government has pledged to take measures to increase water level at Lake Urmia by one meter within the next three years, deputy environment chief Masoud Tajrishi has said.

  • Lake Urmia water increased by 810 million cubic meters  2019-02-17 21:19

    Lake Urmia water increased by 810 million cubic meters 

    TEHRAN — The volume of water in Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, has increased by 810 million cubic meters compared to the same date last year, director general of West Azarbaijan regional water company has said. 

  • Wetlands restoration requires a budget of $14b: DOE chief  2019-01-27 21:38

    Wetlands restoration requires a budget of $14b: DOE chief 

    TEHRAN — In order to restore wetlands in the country a budget of 600 trillion rials (nearly $14 billion) is required, chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) Issa Kalantari said on Sunday.

  • Iran to mark World Wetlands Day in southern city of Bandar Khamir  2019-01-27 21:35

    Iran to mark World Wetlands Day in southern city of Bandar Khamir 

    TEHRAN — Iran’s department of Environment will mark World Wetlands Day, February 2, in the southern city of Bandar Khamir, Hormozgan province, deputy environment chief of DOE natural environment and biodiversity directorate has said.

  • Drought-stricken southeastern Iran hoping for rain 2019-01-20 10:24

    Viral 10-year challenge reveals effects on Iran’s environment

    TEHRAN – Environmentalists took up the 10-year challenge on social media, posting photos of the lakes and wetlands drying up across the country, to raise awareness about the devastating impact of climate change on the environment, Mehr reported on Saturday.

  • Migratory birds wintering in Iran increased by 26.5% 2018-12-31 10:34

    Migratory birds wintering in Iran increased by 26.5%

    TERHAN – The total population of migratory birds took flight to spend the cold season in the country increased by 26.5 percent last winter compared to a year earlier, head of aquatic animals and wildlife affairs at the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • DOE’s next year budget seen to rise by 47% 2018-12-29 21:12

    DOE’s next year budget seen to rise by 47%

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) will receive a budget rise by 47 percent as proposed in the budget bill for the next calendar year (starting on March 21, 2019), an official with the DOE has said.