wildlife management

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  • Should we hand-feed animals or not? 2020-12-29 18:21

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Should we hand-feed animals or not?

    TEHRAN – Hand-feeding the animals in cold seasons has been controversial as opponents believe that it weakens their immune system and changes their habits, but proponents believe that it does not significantly affect the animals’ routine.

  • COVID-19: economic pressure plundering nature 2020-11-23 17:57

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    COVID-19: economic pressure plundering nature

    TEHRAN – Rising economic pressures and declining public revenues since the onset of the coronavirus outbreak have caused profiteers and poachers to once again attack natural resources and plunder the environment to make up for their income shortcomings.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • Need for insect pollinator conservation to secure future of global agriculture forestry, apiculture industries, food security 2018-12-15 21:56

    By S. K. Basu and P. Zandi

    Need for insect pollinator conservation to secure future of global agriculture forestry, apiculture industries, food security

    Insect pollinators (honeybees, native bees, moths and butterflies, some species of beetles and flies) helping in the natural (biological cross pollination of crops around the globe are showing an alarming sign of population decline.

  • Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild 2018-10-20 21:50

    Leopard in snare escaped certain death, released back to wild

    TEHRAN — A leopard caught in snare, in northern city of Galugah in Mazandaran province, was safely released and went back to wild with no lasting harms, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • White-headed ducks 2018-07-14 09:34

    By Farnaz Heidari

    White-headed ducks victims of steep decline

    White-headed duck has endured high levels of habitat loss in Iran. Long-term population declines have intensified as a result of wetlands' changes and also droughts. Iran's dying wetlands were once breeding habitats of white-headed ducks and now are vulnerable to drainage, pollution, and other disturbances.

  • What choices do we have for saving Asiatic cheetahs? 2018-07-08 11:21

    By Farnaz Heidari

    What choices do we have for saving Asiatic cheetahs?

    There are recent reports on the successful cheetah translocations from South Africa to Liwonde National Park in Malawi led by African Parks.

  • Threat poachers posing to leopards 2018-07-08 11:15

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Threat poachers are posing to leopards

    Poaching is a controversial term and the issue remains complicated. Scientists, environmentalists and most of animal lovers are concerned with poaching effects on different wildlife populations. But in a country such as Iran, the big challenge of conservation is linked with reliable data especially in the case of poaching.  

  • A legacy of agricultural poisons/Photo by Farnaz Heidari 2018-06-02 12:31

    Penned by Farnaz Heidari

    A legacy of agricultural poisons

    The potentially lethal impact of DDT on wildlife and especially birds of prey was first noted in the late 1950s. And now we know, spraying to control pests can head to poisoning of the environment and living creatures just like humans.

  • Euracian lynx/Photo by Amin Mirzaee 2018-04-27 09:55

    by Farnaz Heidari

    Detailed action plan prerequisite for conservation of lynxes in Iran

    Lynx is the animal that conservationists have distinguished as an indication of an intact environment. Now, some groups of dedicated conservationists are working to save the wild populations in natural ecosystems.

  • Back on the wolves' challenge 2018/04/15

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Back on the wolves' challenge

    Wolves are major predators and their main prey consists of wild sheep, gazelle and small vertebrates. When hungry they will also feed on lizards, vegetables, fruit, and even domestic livestock.

  • Dimming the light of sharks' life 2018-01-27 09:59

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Dimming the light of sharks' life

    Sharks are hunters par excellence. They frequent a wide range of habitats. Most of sharks are magnificently designed. Multiple rows of replaceable triangular teeth, and also a battery of receptors that almost defy human comprehension, considered as the best tools for a precedent apex predator.

  • Vague, imprecise ecosystem, wildlife management approaches in Iran 2018-01-24 10:15

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Vague, imprecise ecosystem, wildlife management approaches in Iran

    In the early 1800s, bird expert Alexander Wilson watched a single migrating flock of passenger pigeons darken the sky for over 4 hours. He estimated that this flock was more than 2 billion birds strong, some 386 kilometers long, and 1.6 kilometers wide.