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Profile
Iran | Environment Knowledge Hub (UNEP)Avan Lake, Iran - ISNA
Iran Environmental Sanpshot (UNSTATS)
Iran - ICM Country Profile
Country Profile (UN Division for Sustainable Development)
Aquastat (UN FAO)
Biosphere Reserve Location Map
Focal point for biosphere reserves (UNESCO)
Iran Environmental Issues (DOE)
Iran Environment Reources (Atieh Bahar)
Conservation in The Islamic Republic of Iran
UNDP Iran
Iran, Islamic Republic Environment Indicators (World Bank)

Borujerd (pronounced Voroyerd by locals) - Luristan Province, Iran - ISNA

Official Sites
Department of Environment
DOE: Marine Environment Bureau
DOE: National Committee for Sustainable Development
Biodiversity Strategy (NBSAP)
Center for Environment and Research Studies (CEERS)
College of Environment
Climate Change Office
Environmental Impact Assessment, IRAN
Iranian National Center for Oceanography
Iranian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage
Soil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Institute (SCWMRI)
Zonouz near Marand, East Azerbaijan, Iran - ISNA

Faculties of Environmental Studies
University of Tehran

Associations
Iranian Society of Environmentalists-A non-governmental organization that promotes environmental knowledge and protecting Iran's environment.
Iranian Association of Environmental Health
Iran Society for Development of Landscape and Environmental Conservation (ISDLE)
Iranian Association of Naval Architecture and Marine Engeeniering
The Centre for Sustainable Development (CENESTA)-An NGO dedicated to promoting sustainable community and culture-based development.
Eco-Ethics International Union - EEIU Tehran/Iran Chapeter- Focus on environmental education as a primary aim, via television, workshops and person-to-person efforts.
Green Front of Iran-A non-governmental organization that promotes sound environmental management measures and sustainable development in Iran.
Green Movement in Iran (ELAW)
Green Wave Front
Iran NGO Initiative-Promotes environmental protection and sustainable development. Also aims at improving the health status of the population especially, women and children.
Nature Front
Plan for the Land society (NGO)

Lake Orumiyeh, Iran - NASA (Nov 9, 2011)

News
Iran Environmental News Agency (Persian)
Green Press (Persian)
Iran - Cleantech and Environment News
Article on Environment (Persian)
Iran Green Pen: The Iranian Environmentalist Website (Archive)

Law
Ecolex: Treaty Status Matrix for Iran (Environmental Law)
Environmental Protection Law (FAO)

Party to International Environmental Treaties
International Conventions/Declarations (UNEP)Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Biodiversity Convention
Climate Change Convention
Convention to Combat Desertification
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
Basel Convention on Hazardous Waste
Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes
Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resource of the High Seas-signed, but not ratified
Environmental Modification Convention-signed, but not ratified
Law of the Sea-signed, but not ratified

Air PolutionTehran Urbanization - NASA (August 2, 1985)
Air Quality Control Company | Tehran Air Quality
Iran's Air Pollution Abatement Programme (UNESCAP)
Iran: World Bank Loan to Help Fight Pollution
Ahvaz in Iran tops WHO air pollution index (BBC Video)
Tehran Urbanization - NASA (November 20, 2009)
Smog in Tehran - NASA (December 12, 2005)

Water Resources
Iran Water Resources Management Organization (Persian)
National Water And Waste Water Engineering co.
Water Research InstituteGorgan Bay - Caspian Sea, Iran
Water Resources and Freshwater Ecosystems (WRI)
Iran: Climate and water
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Agriculture

Caves
Iran Caves


Coral Reefs
Reef check surveys in Iran
Coral Reefs in IranDasht-e Kavir (Great Salt Desert), Iran
Coral Reefs and Related Ecosystems in Iran Monitoring and Management
Vulnerable Marine Zones of Iran (The Environment Scientific Quarterly)
Iran Coral Reefs Map (NOAA) | Large Map


Desertification
Carbon Sequestration Project
Desert & Dryland Research Institute - Yazd University
Desertification vulnerability in Varamin Plain, Central of Iran
Desertification in Iran (UN)
Assessment of drought impact on crops and natural vegetation in Iran
Desert rehabilitation and control desertification in Iran
Drought impact on Iran's vegetation (Iran Space Agency) | ISA ProjectsDasht-e Kavir - Ikonos-2 satellite
Drought and desertification in Iran
Iran: Land Use
Iran Deserts
New Technologies to Combat Desertification
UNDP-Iran


Forests
Iran Forest Resources (FAO)
Forestry in Iran
Research Institute of Forest and Rangelands
Int. Affairs & Public Relations Bureau of Forest, Range
and Watershed Management Org.
Salt Dome in the Zagros Mountains, Iran

Glaciers
Iran Glaciers (USGS)
Iran's Salt Glaciers (NASA)
Glaciers

Wetlands
Iran: Wetlands.org | Wetlands International
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
Dust Storm in Afghanistan - MODIS (August 8, 2004)
Wetlands between Afghanistan and Iran Drying Out - UN (February 25, 2003)Iran - ISNA
Afghan wetlands 'almost dried out' - BBC (February 7, 2003)
From Wetland to Wasteland (NASA)

Energy
Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals
Power Generation
Nuclear Energy

World Bank Projects
Iran | Country BriefBand of vegetation on the northern side of the Elburz Mountains in Iran - NASA/NOAA - November 2012
World Bank Loan To Support Iran?s Caspian Provinces In Managing Scarce Water Resources (May 26, 2005)
World Bank To Support Urban Upgrading, Water Supply And Sanitation (May 26, 2004)
Environmental Management Support Project - World Bank (April 9, 2003)
World Bank Loan to Help Fight Pollution - World Bank (April 9, 2003)
World Band Projects & Programs

Caspian Sea
Caspian Environment Org
Caspian Sea Region: Environmental Issues (U.S. Department of Energy)
Caspian Environment
Caspian Sea: State of Environment | Country Info
Caspian Sea Environment Protection Foundation
Caspian Studies
Crude Accountability (Caspian NGO)
Tehran Convention
Dynamic Earth Environments: Caspian Sea (NASA)
Geographical, Geological and Ecological Effects of Caspian Sea-Level Fluctuations (NASA)
Water Features and Water Issues: Caspian Sea (NASA)
$6.5 Million GEF Grant for Caspian Sea Protection - Washington File (November 26, 2003)
Caspian Sea pact agreed - BBC (November 5, 2003)
Experts debate ailing Caspian Sea - BBC (October 9, 2002)Russia Iran joint stamp: Caspian Sea otter and sturgeon
Study of the Caspian Sea Coastline Changes Using Satellite Data (Iran Space Agency)
Caspian Sea-Level Rise: An Environmental Emergency
Ecosystem and environment Caspian Sea
Iran's Integrated Coastal Management plan: Persian Gulf, Oman Sea, and southern Caspian Sea coastlines
Caspian Sea Region | Caspian Sea Environment

Persian Gulf
Research into lost marine life helps Iran - Bradford U. (November 12, 2003)
Toxic sulfur dioxide smoke across Iraq and Iran - MODIS (June 30, 2003)Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman - MODIS (December 30, 2001)
Oil wells burning in Southern Iraq - MODIS (March 21, 2003)
Gulf environment faces worse threats - BBC (March 14, 2003)
Black smoke is visible over Iraq - MODIS (February 22, 2003)
Kuwait still recovering from Gulf War fires - CNN (January 3, 2003)
The Environment and the 1991 Persian Gulf War (LOC)
Persian Gulf Oil Fires - NOAA (February 8 - March 11, 1991)
Kuwait oil Fires - April 1991 (NASA)
Kuwait City Oil Fires April 1991 (NASA)
1991 Kuwait oil Fires (NASA)
Smoke From The Kuwait Oil Well Fires - 1991 (NASA)
Environmental Consequences Of The Gulf War - Excerpts from the Congressional Record (April 16, 1991)
The Human and Environmental Aspects of the Persian Gulf War - Excerpts from the Congressional Record (March 22, 1991)
Environmental and Economic Repercussions of the Persian Gulf War on Kuwait
Environmental Warfare: 1991 PERSIAN GULF WAR
Gulf War Impact on Marine Environment and SpeciesPersian Gulf Dolphin - US Navy
The Environment: Another casualty of war? (WRI)
The Persian Gulf Dugong
Pollution in Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center
Persian Gulf Biotechnology Park
Journal of the Persian Gulf Marine Science
Persian Gulf Region

Articles/Reports
Iran's water crisis the product of decades of bad planning - WP (July 2, 2014)
Dust Storms Cloud Iran's Future - Iran Primer (April 7, 2014)
Iran's government steps up efforts to tackle pollution - TB (March 10, 2014)
Khamenei Urges Action on Environment - Iran Primer (March 6, 2014)
Its Great Lake Shriveled, Iran Confronts Crisis of Water Supply - NY Times (January 30, 2014)
Iran, U.S. could team up on environmental issues - San Francisco Chronicle (November 15, 2013)
Iran's Environment: Greater Threat than Foreign Foes - Iran Primer (October 28, 2013)
Cheetahs' Iranian revival cheers conservationists - The Guardian (October 23, 2013)
Bans have inflicted damage on Iran environment: VP - Press TV (October 10, 2013)
Iran's Environment Protection Organization marks Children's Day - Press TV (October 9, 2013)
In Iran, Green Is Sometimes Safest - ENS (October 9, 2013)
Iran's Water Woes More Worrying than War - Green Prophet (August 19, 2013)
Iran's Ancient Ice Houses Showcase Sustainable Refrigeration - Green Prophet (May 6, 2013)
How Many Asiatic Cheetahs Roam across Iran? - Scientific American (March 29, 2013)
Oldest Persian Leopard Roams Threatened Iranian Park - Green Prophet (February 18, 2013)
Iran threatens to sue BP over pollution claims from Caspian Sea oil platforms - The Guardian (January 29, 2013)
Iran pollution worsens as thousands die - BBC (January 7, 2013)
Iranian Graphic Designers Fight Pollution and Climate Change - Green Prophet (December 16, 2013)
Climate Boundaries in Iran - NOAA (November 11, 2012)
Finding the Last Cheetahs of Iran - National Geographic (October 25, 2012)
Iran's Wetlands Face Uncertain Future - IIP Digital (July 4, 2012)
Iran Was Pioneer in Wetland Conservation in 1971 - IIP Digital (February 6, 2012)
The Cheetah Conservation Fund Declares 4 as International Cheetah Day - CFF (December 3. 2011)
Lake Orumiyeh, Iran - NASA (November 9, 2011)
Is Iran's drought the fault of the West? - BBC (October 8, 2011)
Ahvaz in Iran tops WHO air pollution index - BBC (September 29, 2011)
Iran, India, Pakistan and Mongolia have most polluted cities in the world - The Guardian (September 26, 2011)
Iranian greens fear disaster as Lake Orumieh shrinks - The Guardian (September 5, 2011)
Iran expert alarmed by 'critical' Caspian Sea pollution - AFP (May 15, 2011)
Iran's endangered cheetahs are a unique subspecies - BBC (January 24, 2011)
Tehran chokes and blames severe pollution on US sanctions - The Guardian (December 9, 2010)
Iran declares second pollution holiday - BBC (December 1, 2010)
Iran: Pollution causes shutdown in Tehran - BBC (November 23, 2010)
Endangered "onager" foals bred in captivity - USA Today (August 2, 2010)
Caspian Sea oil boom raises pollution fears - BBC (June 8, 2010)
Iran environment in grave danger - Press TV (October 28, 2009)
Iran hit by sandstorm pollution - BBC (July 7, 2009)
As the crow flies: birds flee Tehran's polluted air - The Guardian (January 13, 2009)
Tehran looks to the skies for cheap power from the sun - The Guardian (January 9, 2009)
Iran: A Summary of oiled wildlife response - Sea Alarm (January 7, 2009)
Environmental engineering education in Iran: Needs, problems and solutions. Environmental Engineering - EEMJ (November/December 2008)
Suicide or murder? Iran blames US after 152 dolphins die - The Guardian (November 2, 2007)
Iran: Environment Takes A Back Seat To Development Plans - RFE/RL (August 27, 2007)
Iran's Pollution Worries Come by Air and Water - NPR (January 31, 2007)
Iran smog 'kills 3,600 in month' - BBC (January 9, 2007)
Mainstreaming environment in the energy sector - the case of the energy- environment review for Iran - World Bank (December 1, 2006)
Iran: Tehran Facing Critical Air Pollution -- Again - RFE (January 3, 2005)
NASA Satellite allow USDA to see world's lakes rise and fall - GSFC NASA (August 27, 2003)
Lake Urmia height variations (USDA)
Tehran moves toward Kyoto treaty - IRIN (October 30, 2003)
Iran blames Iraq for border fires - BBC (October 30, 2002)
CCF Works with the Iranian Cheetah Society (ICS) to Save the Iranian Cheetah - CCF (Summer 2002)
Wild asses struggle for life in Iran - CNN (July 19, 2001)
Gazelle revival in Iran leaves farmers all wet - CNN (July 10, 2001)
When rivers cease to flow - BBC (June 29, 2001)
Environmental initiatives in contemporary Iran (June 2, 2001)
Farmers quit Iran drought villages - BBC (June 20, 2001)
Mesopotamia's marshes 'set to vanish' - BBC (May 16, 2001)
Vanishing Marshes of Mesopotamia (NASA)
Iranians race to save flamingoes - BBC (August 31, 2000)
Iran 2000 Expedition
Environmental policy-making for sustainable development of the Caspian Sea area (UNU)
Iran - Environment strategy study - World Bank (May 31, 1995)
Iran-e-Sabz Environmental news (Archives)

International Environmental OrganizationsPersian Leopard
Center for International Environmental Law
European Environment Agency (EEA)
UNEP
UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Center
World Conservation Union (IUCN)
IUCN Redlist

Fauna
Iran Wildlife Expert Organization (IWEO)Iranian Cheetah Stamp
Iran Wildlife
Iran: Wildlife Sanctuaries & National Parks
Animal Info
Asiatic Cheetah
Birding in Iran
Birding Resources
Birdwatching Information
Birds of Golestan Province
Eagles in Iran
Caspian Tiger: Golestan National ParkChaetodontoplus Septentrionalis Stamp
Fauna of Cenral Asia (Iranica)
Caspian Tiger: Hirkan National Park
Conservation of Asiatic Cheetah Project (CACP)
Iranian Cheetah Society
'Cheetahs in Iran (Video)
Fauna of Persia (Iranica)
All fishes of Iran
List of Threatened Fishes for Iran
Iranian Horses
Iran Zoo
Iran NatureWildlife Magazine 1968
The Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF)
Persian Wildlife
Parks, Reserves, and Other Protected Areas in Iran
Protected Areas (UNEP)
Threatened Species (ICUN Redlist)-Search for Iran
Nature & Wildlife Museum of Iran | English Index

Flora
Flora: Historical Background (Iranica)
Flora in Persia (Iranica)
Flora of Iran
Iran's Flora (EECRG)
Category: Flora of Iran
Biodiversity and phytogeography of the alpine flora of Iran
Conserving the rare and endemic flora of Iran
American - Iranian Botanical ProgramCrocus sativus: Saffron Crocus - Birjand
A Botanical Paradise in The Zagros Mountains of Iran
Flower and flora in Iran's Mountains (Gallery)

Journals
International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
International Journal of Environmental Research
Iranian Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering
Donyaye Vahsh Monthly Magazine
Iran Nature and Wildlife Magazine
Environment Journals
Poppy Flowers in Khansar - ISNA

Books
Environmental Policies and Strategic Communication in Iran (2008)
The Complete Fauna of Iran (2005)
Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa (2012)

Image Gallery
Islands | Lakes
Iran Mountains
Iran Wildlife
Wildlife

Video
Wild Iran
Iran: Golestan's National Park & Wildlife Refuge
Persian leopard: Golestan National ParkIran - ISNA

Nature and Ecotours
Ecotour Iran
Iran Safari
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