wildfires

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  • abir bassam 2020/10/14

    By Abir Bassam

    The fires of Belad al-Sham: Attacks on nutrition supplies

    Last week was one of the worst weeks the area of Belad Al-Sham has witnessed. The fires spread all over the Belad Al-Sham coast, i.e., the Syrian coast from Latakia to Palestine. The victims were mainly the forest trees and, in particular, the aging Oak trees, the olive trees, and other fruit trees. However, the targeted injured party was the farmer, who is still holding on to his land and his means of survival.   

  • Anthropogenic wildfire extinguished in Hamoun wetland 2020-09-07 21:55

    Anthropogenic wildfire extinguished in Hamoun wetland

    TEHRAN – A man-made wildfire burning 10 hectares of Hamoun International Wetland in the southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province was extinguished after several hours of efforts, the head of the provincial department of environment (DOE) said on Monday.

  • 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.

  • Wildfire sweeping through oak forest in southwest 2020-07-10 16:08

    Wildfire sweeping through oak forest in southwest

    A wildfire that erupted on Monday has burned so far some 100 hectares area of oak tree plantations in the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province.

  • 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.

  • Govt. earmarks $3.5m to extinguish wildfire in southwest 2020-05-30 17:30

    Govt. earmarks $3.5m to extinguish wildfire in southwest

    TEHRAN – The Planning and Budget Organization approved 150 billion rials (nearly $3.5 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) for the provision of equipment and flight services to extinguish a wildfire in southwestern provinces.

  • 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 haunting Arasbaran forest extinguished 2019-08-24 20:15

    Wildfire haunting Arasbaran forest extinguished

    TEHRAN – Wildfire burning Arasbaran forest, northwestern Iran, since Monday, has been finally extinguished, head of East Azarbaijan’s department of environment (DOE) has announced.

  • Over 11,000 ha of forests, rangelands burnt in summer 2019-08-20 21:23

    Over 11,000 ha of forests, rangelands burnt in summer

    TEHRAN – Raging wildfire burnt 11,254 hectares of forests and rangelands across the country, since the beginning of summer, the commander of the forest protection unit of Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization, has said.

  • ‘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.

  • Wildfire contained in protected area in southwestern Iran 2019-06-07 16:57

    Wildfire contained in protected area in southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN — Raging wildfire erupted in Khaeez protected area in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province, southwestern Iran, was controlled, ISNA news agency reported on Friday.

  • ‘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.

  • Wildfire in forests in Marivan, western province of Kordestan, in August 2015 2019-05-04 08:28

    Iran’s DOE to launch rapid response programs in fire-prone areas

    TEHRAN — With the onset of the warm season Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE) has ordered initiating rapid response programs in fire-prone areas across the country.

  • ‘Satellite data efficient to contain environmental issues’ 2019-02-12 21:48

    ‘Satellite data efficient to contain environmental issues’

    TEHRAN – Satellite images and acquisition of various satellite data makes many solutions available to reduce or even prevent environmental issues, while requires a timely utilization, head of Aerospace Research Institute (ARI), affiliated to the Ministry of Science, has said.

  • 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.

  • qassemi 2018-11-16 15:57

    Iran expresses sympathy with Californian people

    TEHRAN - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi has expressed sympathy with people in California, where wildfires have ravaged and left 59 people killed.