Thursday, June 20, 2024

Nature and Wildlife

Essence of autumn: pomegranate harvesting in western Iran

Ahmad Riyahi Dehkordi’s captivating picture report brings to life the vibrant essence of Mashayekh village's deep connection with pomegranates, a beloved autumn fruit interwoven into the locals' livelihoods for generations.

Whale caught on camera off Iran’s Kish island, Persian Gulf

On a rare occasion, a whale has been spotted and filmed getting close to the shores of the southern Iranian island of Kish, in the Persian Gulf, perhaps foraging for food.

Photographer captures striking image of Iranian leopard in Gilan’s forests, northern Iran

In a remarkable achievement, a skilled photographer has captured a mesmerizing image of a male Iranian leopard in the lofty forest heights of Gilan, northern Iran.

Pirsalman Wetland in western Iran on last leg

Pirsalman Wetland, one of the 27 natural and artificial wetlands in Iran’s Hamedan Province is vanishing into thin air amid drought and diverging water resources.

Flood causes injuries and heavy damage in Astara, northern Iran 

Heavy rains have triggered a flood in the northern Iranian city of Astara, along the Caspian Sea.

Iran’s Azini Wetland, a winter abode for endangered birds

The Azini Wetland in the southeast of the Hormuz Strait is one of the most amazing tropical wetlands in Iran.

Black bear spotted in Kahnouj، southern Iran

An Asian black bear has been spotted in the heights of Kahnouj, in the southeastern Iranian province of Kerman, the local Environmental Protection Department announced.

Tehran Wildlife Clinic treating stray animals

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic at Pardisan Park located in the northwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran, admits lost animals which have been strayed from their natural habitats due to unfavorable geographical conditions or smuggling.

Perseid meteor shower lights up Iran’s sky

The annual Perseid, one of the biggest meteor showers, reached its peak this week in southwestern Iranian province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and sent bright trails of light streaking across the night sky.

Iran tourism: Beautiful beach of Pozm Bay in Sistan and Baluchestan

One of the beautiful beaches in the south of Iran is Pozm Bay. This is located on the shores of the Sea of Oman and the city Konarak, in southeastern Iran.

The Tragedy of Zayandeh Rud, in Isfahan

Zayandeh Rud is the largest and most watery river in the central plateau of Iran.

Expert: All plans to revive Lake Urmia were waste of budget

Amid reports of “the demise of Lake Urmia”, a top Iranian geographer and climatologist says all previous efforts to save the lake in northwestern Iran were futile and wasted a huge amount of budget.

Mother cheetah, 2 cubs spotted in Iran’s Touran

An environmentalist said a mother cheetah with her two cubs were spotted in Khar Touran National Park in the central Iranian province of Semnan.

Iranian firefighters put out blaze in wildlife reserve of Miankaleh, Mazandarn Province

Firefighters have put out a fire that raged on for 15 hours in the Miankaleh Sahra wildlife reserve of Iran’s Mazandaran Province.

Miankaleh Peninsula in northern Iran engulfed in fire

The Director General of Mazandaran Governorate’s Crisis Management Department says 10 hectares of the Miankaleh Peninsula in northern Iran are engulfed in fire.

Removal of fishing ban in northern Iranian village, long-time tradition

Balabisheh Sar village is in Babol’s central district and the Feyzieh County in the northern Iranian province of Mazandaran.

A flamboyance of flamingos in Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran

It’s that time of the year again when flamingos flock to wetlands in northwestern Iran. Lake Urmia and its adjacent wetlands are a hospitable environment for large flocks of the flamingos.

Grape harvest in Greater Gazavieh, Iran’s Kuzestan Province

The grape harvest has started in early June in the Greater Gazavieh village in Karoon city in Iran’s Khuzestan Province and farmers there are doing it at their vineyards.

Iran tourism: Lake turning pink

A “red tide” is overtaking the Maharlou Lake, in Iran’s southwest, rendering the scenery even more beautiful.

Fishing at the Sangour Bridge, Khouzestan Province

The Sangour Bridge is located in Mo’ammareh Sangour Village, straddling the two counties of Abadan and Khorramshahr, in Iran’s Khouzestan Province. 

Mother cheetah looking for cub killed in Iran car accident

Heart-breaking footage shows a mother cheetah looking for her cub, which was killed in a car accident days earlier in northeastern Iran.

Mohitban, Iran’s first-ever natural park near capital Tehran

The Iranian city of Karaj in Alborz Province, near Tehran, is home to Mohitban Park, the country’s first-ever natural park where animals live freely.

Iran tourism: Gorgeous natural scenery of Asalem-Khalkhal Road

The Asalem-Khalkhal road is one of the most beautiful mountainous routes of Iran that links Gilan and Ardabil Provinces in northern Iran to each other.

A site for breeding yellow deer in south-central Iran

Iran’s south-central city of Arsanjan, Fars Province, is home to a site for the breeding of yellow deer.

World’s largest water cave in Hamedan Province, western Iran

Iran’s Hamedan Province is home to the world’s largest water cave called Ali-Sadr, which features many water halls and wide variety of beautiful features such as stalactites, stalagmites and karst deposits.

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