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  • Confab on Hyrcanian  Forests' UNESCO Status
    05/08/2018
    The eighth conference on UNESCO's consideration of the world heritage status of ancient Hyrcanian forests in northern Iran is slated to end today in Golestan Province. "The two-day meeting is held...
  • Iran's average precipitation rate has been lower than the global average for at least 10 years.
    05/08/2018
    The central plateau catchment area, the vastest among the six primary drainage basins inside Iran, is hopelessly struggling in a battle against drought these days. This is not a new challenge, as...
  • Australia Unveils $34m Plan to Save Koala
    05/08/2018
    Australia unveiled on Monday a $34 million plan to help bring its koala population back from...  
  • $37m in NDFI Loans for Environmental Projects
    05/08/2018
    Bank Sepah has pledged to allocate some $37 million from the resources of the National Development Fund of Iran under its authority to environmental schemes in the form of low-interest loans. ...
  • Park Rangers Bill Closer to Approval
    05/08/2018
    The bill on legal support for park rangers drafted by the Department of Environment in July 2016 was approved by the Majlis Judicial and Legal Commission in a Sunday session. According to the bill...
  • Ashuradeh Tourism Project  Gets DOE Green Light
    05/07/2018
    The Department of Environment confirmed a long-mooted plan for turning Ashuradeh, the only Persian island in the Caspian Sea, into a tourist center, a deputy at DOE's Office of Habitats and...
  • Vietnam Extends Visa Facility for 5 States
    05/07/2018
    Vietnam's government decided on May 4 to extend visa exemption for citizens of Britain, Germany...
  • EU Rail Pass for UK Teens
    05/07/2018
    Brussels is bestowing a once-only opportunity for fewer than 2,000 British 18-year-olds a travel pass to...  
  • Hamedan Tourist Train Hits the Tracks
    05/07/2018
    The first tourist train from Tehran to Hamedan Province set off on May 5, carrying over 320 enthusiasts and participants in the first National Animation Festival hosted by the province. According...
  • Tehran Mummy's Fate Unclear
    05/07/2018
    After over two weeks since the discovery of a reportedly mummified body near the Shah Abdol Azim Shrine in Tehran's Rey County, its fate is still unclear with officials refusing to disclose any...
  • The coins discovered from the area were from the period of Parthian king Gondophares in the first century AD.
    05/07/2018
    A number of coins dating from the first century were found on Friday during the excavation and...  
  • Lawmakers voted against ICHHTO's conversion on Sunday.
    05/07/2018
    Parliament voted against the bill to convert Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization to a ministry in an open session on Sunday.  The outlines of the plan failed to pass the...
  • Hamedan enjoys acceptable standards that have made it eligible to host the conference.
    05/05/2018
    A team of experts from the United Nations World Tourism Organization arrived in Hamedan on May 2 for a preliminary meeting to discuss the scheduled programs for the city's hosting of the UNWTO's...
  • Vow to Support Ecotourism Sector
    05/05/2018
    Iran's government has pledged stepped-up support for ecotourism development plans, including by offering low-interest loans to those keen on capitalizing on the natural attractions of rural areas...
  • Strong Air Passenger Growth in Q1 2018
    05/05/2018
    The International Air Transport Association announced  global passenger traffic results for March...
  • The colonnaded hall is the first part of the palace to catch the visitors’ eye.
    05/05/2018
    The fourth phase of the project to strengthen the structure of Chehel Sotoun in Isfahan Province has been successfully completed, according to a senior official at Iran's Cultural Heritage,...
  • On-Arrival  Azeri Visas Coming Soon
    05/05/2018
    The Republic of Azerbaijan will grant airport visas to the citizens of a number of countries through the...
  • KL-Singapore, World's Busiest Airline Route
    05/05/2018
    Flights between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Singapore are the most numerous of any...  
  • Central US Battered by Tornado
    05/03/2018
    A powerful storm system bringing high winds, hail and thunderstorms pounded several central US...
  • Urmia Lake has been facing serious drought for years.
    05/03/2018
    The document on the fifth phase of the international project on Urmia Lake’s restoration was signed on Monday by officials with Iran’s Department of Environment and the office of the United Nations...
  • Magnitude 5.2 Temblor Hits  Southwest Iran
    05/03/2018
    A 5.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province southwest of Iran on Wednesday morning, injuring more than fifty people. It occurred at 8:38 a.m. local time and its epicenter...
  • Devastating Flash Floods Inundate Central Somalia
    05/03/2018
    United Nations agencies in Somalia have stepped up their response in the wake of devastating flash...
  • The population of the Azerbaijan newt has been recorded in West Azerbaijan Province.
    05/03/2018
    The Azerbaijan Newt which has been listed among species in danger of extinction was spotted and documented in northwestern Iran for the first time, an environmental official said.   Majid...
  • Rainfall to Keep Feeding Thirsty Soil
    05/03/2018
    The recent favorable springtime precipitation prevailing in most areas of the country will persist until late May, the head of Monitoring Network at Iran Meteorological Organization said. Experts...
  • Persian Gulf National Day roughly corresponds to the historic recapture of the Strait of Hormuz from the Portuguese garrison.
    05/01/2018
    The national day of the Persian Gulf was observed in Iran on Monday to highlight the significance of one of the world's key water body.  Given the strategic importance of the Persian Gulf for Iran...

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