2nd National Turkmen Horse Festival

The Second National Turkmen Horse Festival was held in Bojnourd, North Khorasan province, on Monday May 30. The festival celebrates equine breeders and traditional...

Poppies in Shekardasht County

“Shekardasht” county lies some 20 km from the city of Talesh in the mountains of western Gilan Province. Its unique scenery is widely carpeted...

The Nomads of Arasbaran

Arasbaran, a beautiful region of East Azerbaijan province, is seasonally home to about 23,500 nomads. They have preserved their traditional lifestyles, moving from one...

Green and Fertile Golestan Province

Golestan Province lies in the northeast of the country, and occupies a unique geographical location, where the Alborz Mountains reach down to the coast of the Caspian Sea.

Shemshak Ski Resort in Spring

Shemshak is one of Iran’s premiere ski facilities in winter, hosting domestic snowsports enthusiasts as well as an increasing number of foreigners, only an hour away from Tehran in the Alborz Mountains.

Kooh Gol Lake

Kooh Gol Lake is located in the north of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, close to the hills of Kooh Gol, which means “Flower Mountain”. The...

Reunion with Caspian Seal in Nowshahr

The Caspian seal, an endangered species in the Caspian Sea, is faced with the threat of extinction due to excessive hunting. One of the less than 100,000 Caspian seals remaining in this body of water was recently observed in a rare sighting in Iran.

Government Working Vigorously to Revive Lake Urmia

President Hassan Rouhani said the government was working hard on projects to revive Lake Urmia.
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Iran calls on fellow Caspian states to help save Caspian seals

Iranian officials say a ban should be slapped on seal hunting in the Caspian Sea to save seals.

Extraction of rosewater gets underway in Iran (PHOTOS)

A photo gallery of ceremonies in central Iran where rosewater is extracted and babies are rolled through rose petals to stay immune to disease.

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