Monday, August 19, 2019 10:39

Environmental issues

MPs demand protection for Abr Forest

Thirty-seven Iranian MPs have called on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to protect the Abr Forest in northern Iran. » read more

Iranian provinces wrestling with dust storms

There are 23 Iranian provinces grappling with a dust phenomenon, the Environment Organization of Iran reports. » read more

Hot topics facing the Rio+20 meeting

The coastal city of Rio de Janeiro is preparing to host a global and highly vital meeting on the future of the environment, development and the economy. The heads of numerous countries, including Iran’s, plan to participate in the meeting, which begins on June 20. » read more

Iran and its neighbours’ Artificial Islands

The Republic of Azerbaijan has been considering a project to create artificial islands in the Caspian Sea that would be the size of a city, with large residential, tourism and commercial centres to attract foreign investors and international tourists. » read more

Alarming fall in number of Caspian seals

Iranian environmentalists warn that the seal population in the Caspian Sea has dropped from one million to 100,000 in the past ten years. » read more

Activists arrested in Iran over environmental demands

Iranian authorities arrested scores of activists in northwestern Iran over the past week. The Association for the Defence of Azerbijani Political Prisoners in Iran announced that nearly 30 activists were arrested and some also received beatings. » read more