The latest reports and photos of deserts in Iran and other parts of the world
Iranian and Russian Scientists Discover Meteorite in Lut Desert
In a joint research project between the universities of Kerman in Iran and the Urals in Russia, a team of scientists headed to the Lut Desert to collect fragments of meteorite-like material, situated at the empty site.
Desert Tourism Gathering in Loot, Southeastern Iran
A huge number of desert tourists are visiting the Loot Desert in southeastern Iran.
No Trace Yet of Missing French Tourist in Iran
Five months on since Gautier Leclerc, a French tourist, went missing in the Loot Desert in east-central Iran, no trace of him has been found yet despite nonstop search operations.
Deserts Should Be Protected as Much as Oilfields: MP
An Iranian Parliament Member says desert is also part of the country’s natural resources and needs as much protection as oil and gas resources.
People Take Part in Desert Greening in Southern Iran
The inhabitants of Hormozgan desert, southern Iran, have participated in programs to revive the deserts.
Maranjab Desert in Central Iran
Maranjab Desert is located in Aran and Bidgol, Isfahan province, and is one of the most beautiful desert areas of Iran. High dunes are among the attractions of the region.
Italian Desert Explorer to Run in Support of Iran’s Lut Desert and Asiatic Cheetah
An Italian desert explorer is going to run the impassable tracks of Iran’s Loot Desert in an effort to voice support for the national project of “Lut and Cheetah”.
Persian Ground Jay, Iran’s Endemic Bird in Lut Desert
Iran’s Lut Desert, which has lately been named as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is home to Pleske's ground jay or Persian ground jay as an endemic bird of Iran, an official said.
Desert of Lut, First Iranian UNESCO-Registered Natural Site
In a session held on Sunday, July 17, in Istanbul, the World Heritage Committee inscribed Iran’s Lut Desert as the country’s first natural site to be registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Ultra-Marathon in Iranian Deserts Approaching Finish Line
The runners participating in the Iranian Silk Road Ultra-Marathon, who have already passed the longest and most difficult stage (known as the Long March) in the hottest spot on Earth, will finally cross the finish line on Sunday, May 7.
Untold Stories about the Iranian Silk Road Ultra-Marathon
The Iranian Silk Road Ultra-Marathon will start on 2 May in the hottest spot on Earth. Some of the world’s fastest marathon runners will be in attendance. It will be held in Kerman Province from May 2-9 with runners from ten different countries.
Lut Desert (PHOTOS)
Dasht-e Loot is a desert in southeastern province of Kerman, Iran. It is the world's 25th biggest desert. The surface of the sand there has been measured...
Maranjab Desert blanketed by snow (PHOTOS)
The snow-coated desert draws local and foreign visitors in the winter.
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