wildlife conservation

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  • Wildlife population shrinking towards extinction 2022-03-04 17:42

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Wildlife population shrinking towards extinction

    TEHRAN – The entire populations of wildlife species are shrinking and the remaining populations will go extinct in the near future unless humans change their practices.

  • Wildlife population 4-folded in private sanctuaries 2022-02-02 18:10

    Wildlife population 4-folded in private sanctuaries

    TEHRAN – The population of prominent wildlife species such as the wild goats and urials in private sanctuaries has increased 1.5 to 4 times after a period of 8 to 9 years, Hassan Akbari, deputy head of natural environment and biodiversity of the Department of Environment (DOE), said.

  • Wildlife population in Golestan National Park increased by 30% 2021-11-28 18:55

    Wildlife population in Golestan National Park increased by 30%

    TEHRAN – Some 8,283 urials and deer were identified in Golestan National Park at the end of the autumnal wildlife census focusing on herbivorous species, which is an increase of 30 percent compared to the same period last year.

  • First wildlife breeding center in North Khorasan to be set up 2020-09-16 19:14

    First wildlife breeding center in North Khorasan to be set up

    TEHRAN – The first wildlife breeding center in North Khorasan province will be established by a private-sector investor, Mehdi Allahpour, head of the provincial department of the environment, has stated.

  • Keramat Garden, a place for helping injured, orphaned wildlife 2020-06-29 16:22

    Keramat Garden, a place for helping injured, orphaned wildlife

    TEHRAN – Every year, many animals are injured by predators or are orphaned at their natural habitats. They are handed over to Keramatollah Riahi who owns a rehabilitation center in the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, IRNA reported on Monday.

  • 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.

  • National congress on wildlife diseases, conservation to be held 2019-07-31 21:00

    National congress on wildlife diseases, conservation to be held

    TEHRAN – Tehran will play host to the first national congress on wildlife diseases and conservation which will be held in the Iranian calendar month of Azar (November 22- December 21), Mehr reported on Wednesday.

  • DOE plans to conserve Lake Urmia islands ecosystem 2019-07-07 20:06

    DOE plans to conserve Lake Urmia islands ecosystem

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) will implement four plans on reviving the endangered ecosystem and wildlife of the Lake Urmia islands, Hamid Zohrabi, DOE deputy chief for natural environment and biodiversity directorate, announced.

  • DOE plans on live capture of cheetahs for conservation 2019-07-01 20:17

    DOE plans on live capture of cheetahs for conservation

    TEHRAN – The Department of Environment (DOE) is preparing a plan on capturing two remaining Asiatic cheetahs alive for conservation and reproduction purposes, Majid Kharrazian-Moqaddam, director of the wildlife conservation and management at the DOE has said.

  • Camera traps pictured Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopards in north central Iran 2019-05-25 20:05

    Camera traps picture Asiatic cheetah, Persian leopards in Semnan

    TEHRAN – An Asiatic cheetah and three Persian leopards have been observed through camera traps in Shahrood county in north central Semnan province, Amir Abdous, the provincial department of environment chief, has announced.

  • Is there protective objective or just benefit behind keeping wildlife species in zoos? 2019-05-15 20:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Animals in captivity: Is there such a thing as a good zoo?

    TEHRAN – The recent activities of Tehran Zoological Garden have sparked a heated debate between advocates of animal rights and zoo directors, on whether or not zoos endanger wildlife species for their own interests or they have educational and protective objectives.

  • World Migratory Bird Day: habitat destruction posing threats to the species 2019-05-10 22:00

    World Migratory Bird Day: habitat destruction posing threats to the species

    TEHRAN — Unsustainable development leading to habitat destruction is one of the major threats to migratory birds, Masoud Hosseini, an official with Iran’s Department of Environment has said.

  • Will recently returned Persian lion survive threats once pushed it toward extinction? 2019-05-05 08:39

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Will recently returned Persian lion survive threats once pushed it toward extinction?

    TEHRAN – Long-lost Persian lion is back to the country to conserve the rare species by reproduction, the species which once gone extinct due to excessive hunting and habitat loss, so the question arises, will the endangered species survive the threats which once pushed it through eradication?

  • The most important threats to brown bear populations in Iran 2019-04-17 09:56

    By Jamshid Parchizadeh

    The most important threats to brown bear populations in Iran

    Iran is a vast country with an area of 1,623,779 km2 in which there are 164 mammal species including the Asiatic black bear and brown bear. Human-bear conflict is the main reason for the brown bear number reduction and range collapse in this country. In this short article, I summarize the most important threats to brown bear populations in Iran:

  • 150 animals in danger of extinction in Iran 2019-04-13 08:36

    150 animals in danger of extinction in Iran

    TEHRAN — There are 1,200 species of animals existing in Iran, of which 150 are on the verge of extinction, an official with Iranian Biological Resource Center affiliated to the Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR) has said.

  • Success in artificial insemination in Persian leopards may raise hopes for rare big cats: wildlife biologist  2019-02-13 11:50

    By Lachin Rezaian

    Success in artificial insemination in Persian leopards may raise hopes for rare big cats: wildlife biologist 

    TEHRAN — Mohammad Farhadinia, a post-doctoral research fellow at University of Oxford, said the new move to use artificial insemination to breed Persian leopards could raise hopes for conservation of big cats.