• clean air Yesterday 17:43

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Green tax should help expand environmental infrastructure: official

    TEHRAN — Municipalities should spend taxes collected from pollutant industries to develop environmental infrastructure in cities, deputy director of Iran's Department of Environment Saeed Motesaddi said on Sunday.

  • deforestation 2017-01-14 17:10

    Administration assigned by new environmental protection laws

    TEHRAN — Iran’s parliament (Majlis) on Thursday approved bills, mandating the administration to ensure the implementation of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA).

  • air pollution 2017-01-11 17:49

    Altering school calendar, an escape route from air pollution

    TEHRAN — The persistent air pollution in metropolises of Iran has lately urged officials to discuss the possibility of altering school calendar.

  • Caspian Red deer 2017-01-09 15:41

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Compete by antlers

    Caspian Red deer or Maral is a famous subspecies of Red Deer. This subspecies is native in Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains. Once found throughout the forested areas of the Alborz and much of the Zagros (the last survivors were seen in the Arasbaran area about 50 years ago) and is now found only in the Caspian Region, particularly to the east in the Dodangeh Wildlife Refuge and Golestan National Park.

  • Robert Baldwin 2017-01-02 09:30

    By Farnaz Heidari

    How much we know about cetaceans of Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman?

    Unlike whales which are currently extremely rare cetaceans were abundant in the Persian Gulf. Some anecdotal reports of stranded whales have been received, usually without an identification of the species.

  • Persian Leopard 2017-01-01 18:54

    Hefty fine, insurance policy reduces leopard casualties in Iran

    TEHRAN — Increasing the fine for killing leopards by 16 times to 800 million rials (nearly $20,000) and insuring the animals against any possible threat has resulted in fewer casualties in Iran, IRNA news agency reported.

  • green week exhibition 2016-12-28 17:12

    ‘Green week’ international exhibition opens in Kish Island

    TEHRAN — The second international exhibition on promoting the culture of environmental protection kicked off in the Persian Gulf island of Kish on Tuesday.

  • Mojtaba Ferdowsipour (L) Fadi Shraideh 2016-12-25 17:19

    Iranian envoy, West Asian IUCN director talk environment

    TEHRAN — The Iranian envoy to Jordan, Mojtaba Ferdowsipour, and the director of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) at Regional Office for West Asia, Fadi Shraideh, talked about environmental issues in Amman.

  • Black Kite 2016-12-19 09:06

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Black Kite, the most abundant raptor

    Which characteristics make a bird of prey? Exceptional eyesight capable of spotting prey many kilometers away is the most important sense used by birds of prey.

  • ebtekar 2016-12-18 18:25

    Green, circular economy can help protect environment, says Ebtekar

    TEHRAN — Green and circular economies are effective mechanisms which can help protect the environment, chief of the Department of Environment (DOE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said.

  • Ebtekar 2016-12-13 18:29

    Iran, Belgium to form long-term environmental partnership

    TEHRAN — Iran and Belgium inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at fostering full and effective environmental cooperation to form long-term technical partnership.

  • Basel convention 2016-12-03 17:45

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center renews establishment in Iran

    TEHRAN — Basel and Stockholm Convention Regional Center, an institution aiming at protecting human health and the environment against the adverse effects of hazardous wastes, extended its establishment in Iran for five more years until 2020.

  • climate change 2016-11-23 17:47

    Reneging on Paris climate deal seems unlikely, says Ebtekar

    TEHRAN — Reneging on Paris climate deal seems unlikely, Iran’s chief of Department of Environment (DOE) Masoumeh Ebtekar said on Tuesday, IRNA news agency reported.

  • Matěj Lövy 2016-11-20 16:57

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Secrets of long-eared owls in urban environments

    Of the eight commoner species of typical owls in Iran, five are residents, one is a common summer visitor (European scops owl or Otus scops) and two are mainly or wholly winter visitors (long-eared owl and short-eared owl).

  • masoumeh ebtekar 2016-11-20 16:55

    UNDP, UN Environment hold sand and dust storm side event at COP22

    TEHRAN — The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) jointly with the United Nations Environment held a side event on the sand and dust storms at Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, November 7 to 18, 2016.

  • planting tree 2016-11-18 02:44

    Arba’een green belt to help tackle sandstorms

    TEHRAN — Iranian pilgrims destined for the holy city of Karbala planted saplings in border regions of the western province of Ilam, hoping to help tackle the daunting predicament of sandstorms.

  • عباس عراقچی 2016-11-15 21:08

    Unnerved by a parched Iran, nuclear negotiator calls for hydro-politics 

    TEHRAN – Unnerved by the prospect of a parched Iran where internal and external conflicts on water resources would be unavoidable, Abbas Araqchi, who served as top nuclear negotiator with great powers, has called for a more active and creative hydro-politics. 

  • air pollution in tehran 2016-11-15 09:57

    Cars choke Tehran 

    TEHRAN – With the arrival of cold season a blanket of choking brown-white smog has descended on Tehran, Hamshahri Online reported.

  • sadeqi 2016-11-13 20:59

    By Eshrat Mardi

    Hope bloc has presented plan on environment, MP says

    TEHRAN - The Hope parliamentary bloc has released a comprehensive plan which covers five spheres including protection of environment, MP Mahmoud Sadeqi has said.

  • water 2016-11-09 10:33

    Photo of the day

    A live mud statue poses sad by a globe, holding an empty paper cup in front of Tehran Wastewater Treatment booth at Iran's International Press Exhibition 2016 on November 8 (Tehran Times photo/Zeynab Rezaee)

  • environment 2016/11/08

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Zaitunia vahabzadehi, a real Persian tale

    Each known species on the Earth has a specific name which is called the “scientific name” of that species. Scientific names normally have two parts and in some cases, three. These names are considered as common points which allow scientists or even public throughout the world to talk precisely about their determined species of plants or animals.

  • Iran-Italy 2016-11-02 18:36

    Italian firm offers eco-friendly technology to Iran

    TEHRAN — The Italian power engineering company, Ansaldo Energia, has offered utilizing its technology to reduce environmental impacts of energy projects in Iran, SHANA news agency reported on Wednesday.

  • Hanyeh Ghaffari 2016-10-31 14:46

    By Farnaz Heidari

    Will extinction vortex swallow the Euphrates softshell turtle?

    Counting how many species live on Earth is a difficult challenge. The researchers estimated that there exist possibly between five million to one trillion species out there. About 1.7 million of these have been described by taxonomists which constitutes to only 13% of the whole species.

  • 12 Heidari-Eurasian lynx-1.jpg 2016/10/17

    Reintroduction is not just a dream

    The Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) is now listed as Least Concern (LC) by International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN).

  • 12 MQ-1.JPG 2016-10-16 17:54

    Tehran to host environment-oriented megacities management conference

    TEHRAN — The second national conference on metropolises management with environmental approaches will open in Tehran on November 14.

  • 12-1.jpg 2016-10-09 19:17

    Picture of the day

    Children aged four to nine participated in various environmental activities arranged for them at the nature school in Najvan Park, Isfahan province, on Friday. (IRNA/ Zahra Bagheban)

  • 12 MQ-3.jpg 2016-10-09 19:16

    Environment course to be taught at universities

    TEHRAN — Curriculum planning supreme council has formally approved an environment appreciation course to be taught at universities, IRNA news agency reported.

  • 12 MQ-2.jpg 2016-09-25 19:19

    Nature schools to double in Iran by March

    TEHRAN — Nature schools in Iran will be doubled by the end of the current Iranian calendar year, falling on March 20, an official with the Department of Environment has said.

  • 12 MQ-1.jpg 2016-09-25 19:18

    ‘Clean caves day’ added to Iran’s environmental calendar

    TEHRAN — Iran has registered September 23 as the clean caves day on its national environmental calendar.

  • boroujerdi 2016-09-04 16:22

    Senior MP calls for expansion of ties with Japan

    Japanese official says Tokyo is eager to cooperate with Iran in nuclear and environmental fields

    TEHRAN - Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said on Saturday the Iranian and Japanese parliaments and governments have good relations which should be expanded.