wildfire

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  • ‘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.

  • ‘Vast vegetation cover increases wildfire risk during summer’ 2019-05-23 07:40

    ‘Vast vegetation cover increases wildfire risk during summer’

    TEHRAN – Given that heavy rainfall saturated the country over the past few months, plant and vegetation cover has been expanded which seems to be vulnerable to temperature rise, so wildfire risk increases during this summer (starting on May 22), said Tehran’s department of environment deputy director for technical affairs.

  • 20% drop in wildfires during spring yr/yr 2018-07-09 11:33

    20% drop in wildfires during spring yr/yr

    TEHRAN — The number of wildfires across Iran has decreased by 20 percent during the spring this year compared to the same period last year, the commander of the forest protection unit of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has said.

  • Photo of a half-burnt tree in Golestan national Park, in Golestan Province, northeastern Iran, taken in October 2015 (Photo by Aboutaleb Nadri/Tehran Times) 2018-04-05 18:29

    ‘Wildfire during Noruz holidays unprecedented’

    TEHRAN – Wildfire swept through some 150 hectares of forests across northern Iran during Noruz holidays (March 21 – April 2), said an official with Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, noting that the extent of fire was unprecedented for the last decade.

  • Wildfire/ file photo 2018-03-25 13:24

    Wildfire rages northern Iran forests

    TEHRAN-- Wildfire, starting on Saturday, swept through forests in northern province of Gilan, Isna reported.

  • wildfire 2017-06-12 09:42

    95% of wildfires in Iran are human-caused: official

    TEHRAN — Some 95 percent of wildfires which occur in Iran are rooted in human factors, an official with Forests, Range and Watershed Management Organization said.

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    Rare viper survives wildfire in western Iran

    TEHRAN — Spider-tailed horned viper, a rare viper endemic to western Iran, survived wildfires in Saravan forests in Gilan-e Gharb, Kermanshah province, IRNA news agency reported on Saturday.