Thursday, May 26, 2022

Nature and Wildlife

Spring on road to Prophet Khaled

When spring begins, colorful wild flowers fill the plains and pastures north of the city of Gonbad Kavous and along the shrine of the Prophet Khaled ibn Sinan (Prophet Khaled). The region, in Iran’s northern province of Golestan, is unique thanks to its beautiful and gorgeous green hills and its tranquility.

Iran tourism: Talesh, an ancient civilization in the heart of pristine nature

Talesh, a county in Iran’s northern Gilan Province, is a marvelous region full of pristine natural beauties, with a history that dates back thousands of years and tells of a great civilization and of hardworking people.

One cub of Iranian cheetah triplet dies of lung deficiency

One of the three cubs of cheetah named “Iran” has died. The cubs were born several days ago at the Touran Wildlife Refuge in the Semnan Province east of Tehran.

Vet: Triplet of Iranian cheetah doing fine

A vet in charge of a program in Iran to breed Asiatic Cheetahs says the three cubs of a female named “Iran” are healthy and are doing fine.

Iranian plain abounds with snake’s head flowers

Fritillaria, more commonly called snake’s head or leper’s lily, is one of the most unique plants local to Iranian mountains. A genus of spring flowering herbaceous bulbous perennial plants in the lily family, it is bell-shaped and bends downward, hence its name in Persian Laleh Vazhgoon (upside down tulip).

Iran tourism: Qasr-e Qand, Green jewel of Balouchestan

In his book “Balouchestan and its Ancient Civilization”, Iranian writer and poet Iraj Afshar quotes Etemad al-Saltaneh as saying, “Qasr-e Qand is in fact the capital of all Makran (the coastal region of Baluchistan); it is home to a strong fortress, is on a high hill, and is the residence of the ruler".

Beautiful Iran: The wonderland of Chabahar, lost paradise

Chabahar is Iran’s only oceanside port which sits off the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean. In the first description of Chabahar, it could be said that it is Iran’s lost paradise.

Iran tourism: Halabeh, a pristine and beautiful region in Kermanshah

Chalabeh is inside the Bistun Protected Area and is at the foothill of Perav Mountain in the city of Kermanshah in western Iran. 

Iran tourism: Beauties of Iran’s North Khorasan Province

The pastures and forests in Iran’s North Khorasan Province have made it a very attractive tourist destination due to the beautiful sceneries and diverse wildlife in the spring.

A canyon hidden in dense forests: Tourist destination in SW Iran

About 120 kilometers northwest of Shiraz, in southwestern Fars Province, lies an enchanting canyon of spectacular beauty named ‘The Lost Paradise’ or ‘Tang-e Bostanak.’

Iran tourism: Garmsarm, the Dragon Mountain and the Bermuda Triangle of the desert

Garmsar, a city in the west of Iran’s Semnan Province, has numerous historical and tourist attractions. it’s a suitable place for a stay to take a rest during Nowurz holidays.

Wintery Nowruz: Arasbaran blanketed by Spring Snow

During the first days of the new century and shortly after the beginning of spring, an unprecedented snowfall, accompanied by strong winds and blizzards, hit the region of Arasbaran in northwestern Iran.

Iran tourism: Larestan, a bond between history, nature and tourism

The mixture of all elements of tourism, that is, the existence of multiple historical monuments, markets, shopping centers and gorgeous natural scenery, the production of scrumptious souvenirs and beautiful handicrafts, the cooking of unique food all have made Larestan a good tourist destination for Nowruz.

Iran tourism: Qeshm Island, a jewel in Persian Gulf

Qeshm is a beautiful Iranian island in the Strait of Hormuz, which separates the Persian Gulf from the Oman Sea. Shaped like a dolphin, it is the largest Persian Gulf island and of the biggest of its kind in the world.

Siahkal in northern Iran: A county where mountains meet plains

The green Siahkal County is one of the most beautiful tourist attractions of Iran’s northern Gilan Province.

Iran tourism: Everest of caves in the world

Kermanshah Province in western Iran is home to one of caves with deepest underground drops in the world, a fantastic site registered as a national heritage of Iran.

Iran tourism: Golestan Province in full spring bloom

These days, every corner of the northern Iranian Province of Golestan is covered with pink, blue, purple, yellow and green blooms and scents of trees are everywhere in the air.

Nowruz in Kurdistan’s Poloureh Village

Poloureh is a village in the Sarshiv area of Marivan County in the western Iranian province of Kurdistan.

Iran tourism: Chabahar’s Martian Mountains

Chabahar’s Martian or Miniature Mountains, which are called Kalani or Aria in the local dialect, are located 35 to 40 kilometers off the southeastern Iranian port city of Chabahar.

Iranian official: Lake Urmia’s water level drops

An Iranian official with energy ministry says, a new survey shows Lake Urmia’s water, in western Iran, has considerably dropped compared to last year.

Single surviving W Siberian crane flying back home after spending winter in Iran

The world’s sole surviving Western Siberian crane has started migrating back to its habitat after spending 115 days of the winter in Fereydoonkenar in the northern province of Mazandaran.

Red Beach of Hormuz Island in the Persian Gulf

Hormuz Island spans an area of 42 square kilometers and is located in the Persian Gulf, 16 kilometers off the coasts of Bandar Abbas.

Iran tourism attractions: Beris, a port village in southeast

Beris is a village 60 km east of Chabahar in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

Wives of foreign ambassadors in tree planting day ceremony

The tree planting day ceremony was held on Sunday at the Center for Political and International Studies of Iran’s Foreign Ministry. The Iranian foreign minister’s wife, the families of the Foreign Ministry’s martyrs and the wives of foreign ambassadors residing in Tehran attended the event.

Leader calls for development of clean energies, protection of environment

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has called for the necessity of developing clean energy resources.

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