Department of the Environment - Islamic Republic of Iran

Overview

Sector

Sustainability and Environment

Country

Iran (Islamic Republic of)

SDG

13 - Climate Action

Organization Type

Government

URL

www.doe.ir

Description

About:


The Iranian Department of Environment is a governmental organization, under the supervision of the president, that is responsible for matters related to safeguarding the environment.


The origins of the department can be traced back to the Hunting Club of Iran, established in 1956. Later, it developed into an organization overseeing hunting and fishing activities in the country. In 1971 the organization changed its name to its current one, and notably has hosted the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance in the city of Ramsar on the same year.


Today the organization maintains a list of four types of protected areas as follows:



  • 23 National Parks, including Kavir, Touran, and Tandooreh National Parks,

  • 32 National Natural Monuments, including Mounts Damavand, Sabalan, Taftan, and Alam-Kuh,

  • 37 Wildlife Refuges, including Hamoon and Miandasht Wildlife Refuges, and

  • 117 Protected Areas, including Mounts Dena and Alvand, Lake Parishan, Jajrood, Karkheh, and Haraz Rivers, and Arasbaran.

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