Wildlife population 4-folded in private sanctuaries
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.
Lake Urmia water level rose by 71cm
TEHRAN (Iran News) – The water level at Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, currently stands at an elevation of 1,271 meters above sea level, which is 71 centimeters more than the water level on the corresponding date of last year, a senior official said. Head of Lake Urmia Restoration Project Farhad Sarkhosh said Sunday that the […]
Air quality in major cities is unhealthy; Iran
TEHRAN (Iran News) – Head of Air Pollution Monitoring Group of Iran’s Department of the Environment Shahram Sepehrnia said on Saturday that air quality in the country’s six cities has exceeded the maximum polluted level and is unhealthy. According to the index, the air quality in major cities like the capital Tehran, Karaj, Tabriz, Arak […]
Zagros forest protection plan being implemented
TEHRAN (Iran News) – A plan to protect Zagros forest is being implemented through which nearly 100,000 hectares of the forest will be covered with seedlings, Khalil Aqaei, head of the Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has announced. Under the five-year plan, Zagros Mountain neighboring provinces are assigned with specific tasks, including planting seedlings […]