Saturday, September 24, 2022

Nature and Wildlife

Rare Persian leopard spotted in Iran’s Jiroft

A scarce Persian leopard on the UN’s endangered species list has been caught on camera in a protected area in southeastern Iranian city of Jiroft, an official has confirmed.

Iran tourism: Soleyman Tangeh Dam, spectacular resort in Mazandaran Province

The Soleyman Tangeh Dam is located some 45 kilometers southwest of the city of Sari, the capital city of Mazandaran Province in northern Iran, and near a village named Afra Chal.

Surviving Persian cheetah cub turns 77 days old

After the death of two of the three Asiatic cheetah cubs born in captivity in Iran, the third sibling is almost out of the woods and is 77 days old now.

Heated debate erupts in Iran on how to address increasing street dogs

The recent tragic deaths of two children in separate attacks by stray dogs in the Iranian city of Qom has triggered calls among the public as well as in the Iranian Parliament and City Councils for legislation on tackling the dangers of free-ranging urban dogs.

Iran tourism: Gorgeous sunflower fields of North Khorasan Province

Sunflower fields are among the tourist attractions that catch the eyes of any visitor to the North Khorasan Province.

Car collision kills brown bear cub in Iran’s Karaj

A brown bear cub has died after reportedly sustaining wounds in a collision with a vehicle in Iran’s Karaj near the capital Tehran.

Iran tourism: Attractions in Nour County

Nour County is one of the must-see places in Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran. Parts of the region are home to the central Alborz mountain range, which is covered with trees and dense vegetation.

Iran tourism: Shimbar plain a jewel in southwestern Iran

Shimbar or Shirin Bahar plain is the border between the southwestern Iranian provinces of Khuzestan and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari.

Anzali Wetland, habitat of swamp tulips

Anzali Wetland is in Iran’s northern Gilan Province near the port city of Bandar Anzali.

Surviving Iranian cheetah cub Pirooz, hale and hearty

Following the death of two of the three Asiatic cheetah cubs born in captivity in Iran, the Department of Environment says the third cub is out of the woods and is not at risk of death.

Iranian port city of Bandar e Khamir registered as wetland city

Bandar e Khamir in southern Iran has been registered as a wetland city of the world along with 24 other cities from 13 countries. That’s according to the Iranian port city’s mayor, Javad Mahmoudi.

Deer footprint fossil 10mn years old spotted in west Iran

A deer footprint fossil dating back some 10 million years has been discovered in western Iran.

Storks return to Marivan, Kurdistan Province

Storks are among the migratory birds that migrate to the southern warmer areas when the winter begins in the northern latitudes.

Iran nomadic tribes start migration ahead of summer

In Iran’s East Azerbaijan, nomadic tribes start migrating from Kishlak (wintering place) to Yaylak (summer highland pasture) from mid-spring and end it toward the end of the summer.

Iranians begin harvests of borage flowers in northern mountains

The mountainous areas and margins of the roads in Iran’s northern Mazandaran Province have been covered by red and purple flowers these days.

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.’

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