Lake Urmia water transfer project inaugurated
The first phase of a national project to transfer water from the Kanisib Dam to Lake Urmia, northwestern West Azarbaijan province, came on stream on Friday.
Lake Urmia shrinks despite precipitations
Despite recent precipitations, the area of Lake Urmia has decreased by more than 1,000 square kilometers.
Govt. to complete Lake Urmia restoration plans
The government's policy is to finalize and complete the previous plans for the restoration of Lake Urmia, the deputy head of the Department of Environment for marine environment and wetlands, has said.
Lake Urmia in grave peril
Lake Urmia started to dry up in the 2000s, and although it revived at some point over the past few years, it is in serious danger these days.
Lake Urmia restoration prescribed for Bakhtegan Wetland
A restoration plan and model of sustainable agriculture previously implemented on the catchment area of Lake Urmia will be extended to Bakhtegan Wetland in Fars province.
a multi-million dollar source of income in Lake Urmia
Artemia of Lake Urmia is of great commercial value and if exported, it will be a multi-million-dollar source of income for the country, Salman Zaker, a member of the Majlis (Iranian parliament) has said.
Some $3.5b spent on Lake Urmia revitalization
A total of 150 trillion rials (nearly $3.5 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been earmarked to the restoration of Lake Urmia over the past seven years, chief of the Department of Environment, Issa Kalantari, has said.
Environmental projects worth $220m inaugurated
Environmental projects worth 9.2 trillion rials (nearly $220 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) were inaugurated on Monday.
Lake Urmia revival is gratifying: Japanese envoy
Good measures have been taken to rehabilitate Lake Urmia and it is gratifying to see that the water body is being revived, Japanese Ambassador to Iran Ikawa Kazutoshi said.
High salinity of Lake Urmia reduces flamingo population
The population of flamingos in Lake Urmia National Park has decreased by 30 to 35 percent due to the lack of proper living conditions, mainly as a result of the lake’s high salinity, Omid Yousefi, head of the wildlife surveillance of West Azarbaijan’s department of environment, stated.