Thursday, June 20, 2024

Nature and Wildlife

Revival of lake Urmia welcomes tourists as water levels reach new highs

In a significant turn of events, Lake Urmia, a once-depleted natural wonder in Iran, is making a remarkable comeback, attracting tourists with its improved conditions. Recent measures implemented in the catchment area and satellite wetlands, coupled with favorable rainfall, have led to a substantial rise in the lake's water levels.

Iran’s Maranjab desert mirage: Snowflakes grace unlikely landscape

In a captivating twist of nature's whimsy, Maranjab desert, typically known for its arid terrain, has recently hosted an unexpected guest – snow.

Iran’s Leader marks nat’l tree planting day, stresses on relief efforts in flood-stricken southeast

Iranian Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei planted three saplings on Tuesday to mark the National Arbor Day in the Natural Resources Week.

Omid, migratory Siberian crane, hasn’t returned to Iran

The only survivor of a flock of Siberian cranes, named Omid or hope in Persian, has not returned to Iran this year to its winter refuge, the head of Iran's Environment Protection Organization says.

Mazandaran’s red river turns into haven with migratory swans

The enchanting "Red River" in Mazandaran province in northern Iran becomes a haven for migratory swans each year during the cold seasons.

Leopard spotted wandering in Hyrcanian forest in northern Iran

Park rangers have recorded thrilling pictures of a last remnant of the endangered Persian leopards in a forest in the northern Iranian province of Gilan.

Leopard’s majestic return: Wildlife wonders in Gilan’s Amlash, northern Iran

The director general of the department of environment protection in Gilan province,  announced the recent capture of captivating images of a leopard in the lush forests of Amlash in the northern Iranian province.

Release ceremony for 10 Iranian Yellow Deer in Dez natl. park

In a collaborative effort between the Khuzestan Department of Environment, local grassroots organizations, and community members, a ceremony was held in the Dez National Park to set free 10 Iranian Yellow Deer.

Snow covers Tehran, brings joy and relief

Heavy snow covered the Iranian capital Tehran on Friday, after a period of low precipitations in the city and across the country which alarmingly diminished the water reservoir levels in the mostly dry country.

Iranians enjoy skiing in Abali resort

The Abali ski slope located in Damavand city, near the Iranian capital Tehran, is open to skiers after several days of snowing across the country.

Iran tourism: Masuleh looks like work of art after snow

The Iranian city of Masuleh, a renowned tourism destination, now looks like a painting after the recent snow covered the city in northern Gilan Province.

Dolphin jumps into tourist boat off Hengam Island, southern Iran 

A video goes viral on social media showing a dolphin jumping into the boat of tourists of Hengam Island in southern Iran.

Iran-based African lion cub turns 1

Sana, an African lion cub born in December 2022, turns 1. Sana is held at the Shahid Chamran Zoo of the Iranian city of Karaj, near Tehran.

Iranians filled with joy after much-coveted snow plasters cities

Iranians mainly in western and northern cities of the country are cheerful after seeing snow in a dry winter which is characterized by very low rates of precipitations.

Siberian seagulls, cherished guests of Iran’s Shiraz

Every year in the winter, Iran’s southern city of Shiraz, welcomes black-headed gulls from Siberia.

Illicit market for wild birds in north Iran shuttered

The market for illegal trade in wild birds in the northern Iranian city of Fereydunkenar has been closed down after years of concern by environment lovers.

Daffodil extravaganza unfolds in Iran’s Juibar, Mazandaran Province

Amidst a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues and the fragrant embrace of narcissus flowers, the 6th Daffodil Festival in the northern Iranian city of Juibar burst into life with an electrifying inauguration by Babak Momeni, the head of Mazandaran's agricultural jihad.

2,000 endangered baby turtles embark on critical journey from Iran’s Kish to Persian Gulf

In a bid to ensure the survival of an endangered species, Kish Island's protected site for turtles has witnessed a significant milestone.

Iran-based Asiatic cheetah cubs doing well one year after birth

"Azar" and "Tooran" are among the five cheetahs kept at a breeding site in Tooran National Park in Shahrood, in the north central Iranian province of Semnan.

Autumn in Hyrkanian Forests, northern Iran

The forests of northern Iran are among the most beautiful ones in the world, where there are more than 80 species of trees and shrubs.

Leopard spotted in north central Iran

A rare Iranian leopard has been spotted hunting in Semnan Province, in north central Iran.

Gazou Waterfall, a hard-to-access yet worthy tourist spot in northern Iran 

In the heart of the millennia-old Hyrcanian forests in Iran’s northern Mazandaran Province, a rocky waterfall surrounded by trees has turned the area into a pristine tourist attraction for those who can endure the arduous trek.

Iran tourism: Bisheh waterfall lures tourists from across world

The Bisheh waterfall is one of the natural attractions in the province of Lorestan in western Iran.

Extraordinary Mazandaran: where history, nature unite!

Nestled in the heart of Iran, Mazandaran province stands as a testament to history and natural beauty. With its rich heritage and stunning landscapes, this region continues to captivate both locals and visitors alike.

Unseasonal snow blankets western Iranian city of Ghorveh

Western Iranian city of Ghorveh has been covered under a pile of snow and hail.

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